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From President Brian W. Casey By the time this issue of DePauw Magazine reaches you, I will be finishing up my second year at DePauw. These first two years have flown by, and I am constantly amazed by how much has taken place here on campus. But I remain focused on how much more I know we want to achieve for DePauw. Quite simply, we are continuing a comprehensive review of where DePauw is and where it can go. Much has already been accomplished. Most notably, we have managed to navigate our way through an extraordinarily challenging economic environment while maintaining the highest possible quality educational experience for our students. This is no small feat, and we have managed it because every segment of the DePauw community has pulled together to make it so. The challenges for higher education in this country are not over, of course, but our strength in coming through these times will depend upon our ability to look beyond the immediate challenges to the years and decades ahead, and in fixing our vision on how DePauw will continue to develop and thrive throughout that longer future. We must continue to build on our strengths if we are to ensure that this very special school will be around to provide grateful students with a DePauw education 100 years from now. We have an opportunity to build on existing strengths to be a liberal arts college and school of music of national and international reach and reputation.

We have had much to celebrate over the past two years, from the successes of our recent graduates in charting their post-DePauw careers, to our national coverage as a place where students receive individual attention and are profoundly nurtured, to our increases in applications for admission, to our post-season play in multiple sports, and on and on. There is an excitement on our campus, a feeling that we are all engaged in a special period in the history of this place. Now is the time to push forward. Our faculty have voted in and are still considering changes to our curriculum designed to better support student development in their four years here, and the faculty’s work will continue through the summer and into the fall. We have also identified some immediate and longer-term improvements that must be made to our physical environments, and we are developing a strategy that will better communicate, across the nation and the world, all that is most wonderful about DePauw. DePauw is poised to take a bold step forward. You, the alumni, are very much a part of this, and I need to thank you again, all of you who have shared your hopes and dreams for DePauw, who have come out to meet with me, visited campus and supported our work here. We are entering into an exciting time together, and I am deeply grateful for all that you have done to bring us to where we are today, and for all that I know we can accomplish together.

Brian W. Casey

From the chairman of the Board of Trustees It is hard to believe that it was three years ago that I wrote in these pages about my new role as chair of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. At that time we faced the daunting task of searching to identify the new DePauw president, our first in more than 22 years, who would lead DePauw forward into a new period of its history. Today, despite all the stormy uncertainty of the last few years, DePauw is poised to move forward into this still-young century with renewed energy and strength, firmly establishing its place as one of our nation’s very finest institutions of higher education. As DePauw anticipates its 175th anniversary in 2012, we can reflect back through our long history with pride, and we can look forward with bold ambition and a determined resolution to ensure that DePauw grows ever stronger. It has been my great honor to serve DePauw as chair of the Board of Trustees these past three years. When I stood on the stage and performed my role as chair at the inauguration of our new president, I was deeply moved by the powerful sense I had of being a part of the history of this remarkable school, of being a part of something enduring, something grand, something greater than myself. It was a special moment.

Those of us who carry DePauw with us into the world are all, of course, part of something greater than ourselves, just as DePauw is a part of us. Our DePauw experiences are a part of the history that lingers in Greencastle, surviving all superficial changes and the passage of years, and DePauw will always be reflected in the good its graduates do in the world. My experience as chair has taught me many things, but most of all it has reminded me how very good it is to be connected to DePauw. I hope that you, reading these words, will find a way to stay engaged with today’s DePauw. For all the troubles of the world, DePauw remains a most wonderful place. As has been the case for nearly 175 years, today’s DePauw is a place of transformation, of young people striving to become the best adults they can be. It is a place of energy and discovery. It is a gift to us and the world. At the April Board meeting, the Trustees of the University elected a new chair. The uncertainty of these times continues, and my successor who begins service in October of this year, and DePauw, will need to count on your continued support, your ideas and your pride in our school. I firmly believe DePauw’s best days lie ahead. Please join me in watching and supporting DePauw’s optimistic future.

R. David Hoover, ‘67


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News of the University DePauw at Copenhagen n The DePauw experience provides students with more academic engagement n Environmental studies at DePauw will expand n Kiplinger’s ranks DePauw among top 50 n DePauw among best at providing students with global experience n WGRE receives award for broadcast excellence n Students experience Winter Term internships and service projects n Media Fellows gain work experience n DePauw again named to Community Service Honor Roll n Undergraduate Ethics Interns support work of The Prindle Institute n Internships provide hands-on experience for Management Fellows n Student newspaper staff recognized with ICPA awards n Icons of DePauw n Faculty Briefs

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Feature: The Write Stuff 10 Gregory L. Schwipps ’95 Faculty perspective: We’re not just writers, we’re teachers 12 Ka’Lena Cuevas ’10 Student perspective: Creating work that is ‘smarter and greater’ than ourselves Alumni spotlights: 14 Micah Ling ’03 16 Chinonye Chukwu ’07 18 Abby Chew ’02 20 Nicholas Kindelsperger ’05 and Blake Royer ’05 22 Catherine Calabro ’06

Recent Words Charles Ballinger ’57 n Tamara BeauboeufLafontant n Anne Husted Burleigh ’63 n James B. Cash ’57 n Timothy G. Collins ’80 n Harold J. Cook ’40 n Tim J. Groeling ’92 n Beth Felker Jones ’98 n Barbara Kingsolver ’77 n Roger B. Nelsen ’64 n Duane S. Nickell ’80 n Kent A. Ono ’87 n Scott W. Rasmussen ’86 n David H. Tripp and Wesley W. Wilson

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Attorneys and Physicians Weekend Alumni share their experience and network with students during on-campus program

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DePauw Magazine Spring 2010 • Volume 73 • No. 3

www.depauw.edu/pa/magazine Staff Larry G. Anderson, editor 765-658-4628 landersn@depauw.edu Richard Fields, University photographer photographicservices@ depauw.edu Kelly A. Graves, designer, assistant director of publications kgraves@depauw.edu Donna Grooms, class notes editor dgrooms@depauw.edu Larry G. Ligget, editorial assistant, photographer larryligget@depauw.edu

Jennifer Clarkson Soster ’88, executive director of alumni relations 765-658-4208 jsoster@depauw.edu DePauw Alumni Association Officers Janet L. Johns ’85, president Marcus R. Veatch ’75, vice president Sarah Roberts Houghland ’65, secretary

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DePauw at COPENHAGEN

Thirteen DePauw students participate on the front lines of international climate policy Text and photos by Andrew P. Maddocks ’11 Andrew P. Maddocks ’11, an Information Technology Associates Program (ITAP) intern with the University’s Sustainability Initiative, was one of 13 DePauw students who attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Thousands of the world’s top climate change thinkers descended on Copenhagen, Denmark, from Dec. 7-18 for the United Nations climate change conference. Among the carbon-aware masses were 140 heads of state, treaty negotiators from every United Nations country, world-renowned scientists, activists, businessmen – and 13 students from the DePauw Environmental Policy Project (DEPP), an organization of DePauw students interested in and 2 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

committed to addressing sustainability issues. Here’s a look back at our unique last week of fall semester classes and finals week, spent 4,357 miles from our frazzled classmates in Roy O. West Library. We networked with global climate leaders young and old, watched global climate policy drafting, participated in special events, joined and documented demonstrations, and maintained two blogs on the Internet.  While global leaders spent months figuring out the lasting impact of the summit’s final document, called the Copenhagen Accord, our individual lessons are clearer. We’ll relish the value of our experience in Copenhagen for decades, even after

exhausted train rides, endless hours standing outside in lines, and the occasional feeling of helplessness against one of history’s most challenging problems.  Five of us walked through the special United Nations customs line at the Copenhagen airport and into the city during the first week of negotiations. The other eight students and Kelsey Kauffman, part-time assistant professor of University studies, followed during week two, thanks to a generous gift from Pamela Lorman Peternell ’68 and her husband, Ben.  As late as October, the biggest barrier between 10 students from Kauffman’s International Climate Policy class and Copenhagen was airfare funding. Kauffman, Anthony M. Baratta ’11 and Taylor M. Cantril ’11 explored an impressive array of options, from donated frequent flier miles, to seats on Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers’ executive jet or even Air Force One. Nothing came to fruition. Kauffman, Baratta and Cantril sent letters to DePauw President Brian W. Casey to request additional funding – along with three letters of recommendation from a leading youth activist from India, the European organizer for climate action network 350.org and a professor from Colorado State University. Nancy W. Lovett ’74, major gifts officer, made contact with the Peternells, and from their generosity emerged a trip to the world’s biggest stage for climate change. “We talked at the beginning of the semester about the possibility of all of us going, and we were never really sure if it would happen,” Baratta said. “To have it come true was pretty incredible.” Khin Khin Hlaing ’13, who received a scholarship from the Dutch government to travel to Copenhagen; Baratta; Cantril; Jay Wellik ’10 and I balanced roles as policy analysts, activists, bloggers, reporters and logistics coordinators for DEPP during the slower-paced first week. Every day was filled with informative


News of the University meetings, unexpected demonstrations and new perspectives on the climate conference.  The four of us captured as much as we could, but reinforcements from DEPP came right on time. Eight additional students from the DePauw Environmental Policy Project arrived on the weekend of Dec. 12. While a demonstration pushing for a progressive climate deal pulsed outside the Bella Center, the class went straight from the airport to the Bella Center. Jet-lagged and luggage-laden, DEPP members trudged right into a meeting with Mark Helmke, a senior aide to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. On Saturday night, everyone caught up on sleep – some in host homes on a moored ship. The DePauw group embraced the last day of full Bella access on Monday, Dec. 14, packing into plenary meetings and writing final blog posts from the Bella Center. Thousands more from around the world arrived at the same time as our group. By Tuesday, delegates and state officials pushed the conference over capacity. But after a semester of watching webcasts, learning the United Nations process, and researching specific countries and interest groups, the DePauw group was prepared for the second week – inside the Bella Center or not.  We focused on two alternative venues: The Klima Forum, an independent

Pictured from left are Taylor M. Cantril ’10; Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Khin Khin Hlaing ’13 and Anthony M. Baratta ’11. gathering at another conference center, and Øksnehallen, a drafty, converted factory set up as a base camp for nongovernmental organizations.  Two enterprising students, Xinxin Liu ’12 and Yi Wang ’12, waited 13 hours during Tuesday and Wednesday trying to get into the Bella Center. They finally spent a few hours inside on Wednesday, leaving us in awe of their persistence.  Throughout the week, we found rewarding activities across venues – from an inspiring talk by internationally known climate change author Bill McKibben and Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to a candlelight vigil organized to rekindle

the love and strength so pivotal in the climate change movement. DEPP members also reached out internationally. After writing in the ship’s cafeteria and through the evening in Øksnehallen, Baratta and Pucong Han ’11 were published in China’s main English language newspaper, China Daily. Sumeru Chatterjee ’12 was selected to participate in a BBC Radio youth debate.  On Sunday, Dec. 17, our last night together as fall 2009 DEPP members, we gathered at the host home of Wellik and Alex S. Lopatka ’12 for a farewell dinner. Relaxing in the smells of finest homecooked Dutch cuisine and a steady stream of chatter, this was a moment to savor, the culmination of months of hard work and expectation. Final exams were over – some completed in the ship’s cafeteria that morning – and an international agreement had been reached on Friday. Experts and media outlets were already battling about its effectiveness.  But there was no doubt among the DEPP members. These were two extremely memorable weeks. With more hard work, Copenhagen should not be a defining experience, but rather the foundation of many environmental policy experiences to come. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 3


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News of the University

The DePauw experience provides students with more academic engagement, national report says The student experience at DePauw University provides far more academic engagement – both in and out of the classroom – than what is provided to undergraduates at peer institutions and the national average at all colleges and universities, according to a national survey. The 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), titled “Assessment for Improvement: Tracking Student Engagement Over Time,” again puts DePauw freshmen and seniors in the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities for the level of academic challenge they experience and also ranks DePauw seniors in the top 10 percent of all participating institutions nationwide for enjoying enriching educational experiences. The report is based on a survey of approximately 360,000 randomly selected first-year and senior students at 617 U.S. colleges and universities. NSSE is sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation 4 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

for the Advancement of Teaching. “Prospective students and their parents have an enormous amount of information to weigh as they consider colleges,” notes DePauw President Brian W. Casey. “The methodology of NSSE captures an accurate snapshot of each college’s strengths and how institutions compare with one another by using hard data. DePauw is very proud of the education and campus life it provides its students, and this report again confirms that what we offer is unique, compelling and powerful in American higher education.” Now in its 11th year, NSSE’s findings provide comparative standards for determining how effectively colleges are contributing to learning. Five key areas of educational performance are measured: level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment.

DePauw again named to Community Service Honor Roll For the third consecutive year, DePauw has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service administers the annual Honor Roll award, and recipients are selected based on the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. n


News of the University Environmental studies at DePauw will expand through a Mellon grant Environmental studies course offerings at DePauw will be enhanced as a result of a three-year, $595,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award will create new opportunities at DePauw for interdisciplinary education relating to all aspects of the environment. An increasing number of prospective students is expressing an interest in pursuing environmental studies at DePauw, and the Mellon grant will help prepare DePauw students to be effective in tackling the complex challenges of managing the planet’s diverse resources in the years ahead. Coordinators of environmental education will be James H. Benedix, professor of biology, and Michele T. Villinski, associate professor of economics and management. Working with faculty colleagues in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, they will provide leadership in the oversight of the new initiatives.

DePauw among best at providing students with global experience DePauw is once again recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation for the percentage of its students who study abroad, according to the 2009 Open Doors report published by the Institute of International Education with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The report, which covers the 2007-08 academic year, lists DePauw among “23 institutions that reported sending more than 80 percent of their students abroad at some point during their undergraduate careers.” During the spring semester, DePauw students studied in 23 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United States and Wales. n

Media Fellows gain work experience at top media companies Media Fellows receive firsthand

experience at top media companies and other organizations around the world, usually as juniors. During the spring semester, Media Fellows and their internship sites included Lynn M. Demos, Office of U.S. Congressman Brad Ellsworth, Washington, D.C.; Christine E. DiGangi, United Nations World Food Programme, Rome, Italy; David R. Dietz, East Wing of The White House, Washington, D.C.; Sarah E. Eutsler, The Cromwell Group, Nashville, Tenn.; Leslie G. Gaber, Duke University Sports Information Office, Durham, N.C.; Stacie M. Grissom, CBS Sunday Morning, New York City; Tyler

G. James, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch; Andrew P. Maddocks, Circle of Blue, Traverse City, Mich.; Mara K. Mote, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Los Angeles; Ashley N. Oliver, London Program; Emily M. Riggs, South Bend Silverhawks promotions, South Bend, Ind.; Grace M. Tober, C-SPAN, Washington, D.C.; Matthew L. Welch, Sierra Nevada Media, Tahoe, Calif.; and Duncan L. Wolfe, Robin Carnahan for U.S. Senate press secretary, St. Louis. n

Students experience Winter Term internships and service projects During Winter Term in January, 281 DePauw students expanded their educational horizons and gained practical experience by serving internships at businesses and organizations around the nation and world. Twenty-seven students participated in a Winter Term in Service project in Las Marias, El Salvador, to help install and configure an Internet facility that will teach computer literacy skills to local residents. Seventeen other Winter Term in Service students worked with homeless and at-risk youth in San Diego. n

WGRE receives award for broadcast excellence Student radio station WGRE received a 2009 Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Award. The station was a first-place winner for Best Sportscast for its coverage of the Jan. 18, 2009, women’s college basketball game between DePauw and Colorado College, which featured play-by-play by senior John R. Herrick and color commentary by sophomore Lucy L. First. The Spectrum Award recognizes broadcast excellence for outstanding achievement in broadcasting by Indiana radio and television stations.

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News of the University Undergraduate Ethics Interns support work of The Prindle Institute Eight students were selected to serve as Undergraduate Ethics Interns during the spring semester: seniors Elizabeth A. Cozzi, Rebecca C. Hruska, Paige E. Penrod and Annie S. Tierney; junior Jennifer L. Behrens; and sophomores Van C. Hoang, Molly J. McGonigal and Paromita Sen. Undergraduate Ethics Interns work to enrich and extend student involvement in The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, which is located in DePauw Nature Park. They also assist with events hosted or sponsored by the Institute.

Wood, Red Dirt Baseball/Par Buster, Tulsa, Okla.; and Meghan R. Wolfgram, BioChem Resources, Jacksonville, Fla. n

Student newspaper staff recognized with ICPA awards Three staff members of the student newspaper, The DePauw, received awards

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Internships provide hands-on experience for Management Fellows Students in the Management Fellows Program gain hands-on experience in semester-long internships, usually during their junior year, at businesses and organizations around the country and world. During the spring semester, Management Fellows and their internship sites included Arielle N. Babineaux, Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami; Mark P. Branigan, Partners in Housing, Indianapolis; Breana A. Buchler, Angie’s List, Indianapolis; Chip R. Davis, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis; Julia E. Drummond, BrandEra, Fort Worth, Texas; Patrick C. Geoghegan, American Education Group, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lucy M. Grimm, Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami; Julia M. Mathews, Brunswick Group LLC, Washington, D.C.; Colby E. Mueller, Tadewinds, China; Josh W. Schlake, Office of U.S. Congressman Steve Buyer, Washington, D.C.; Jordan S. Stefanov, Brunswick Group LLC, New York City; W. Foster Tidwell, Brunswick Group LLC, New York City; W. Trenton

in the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest (Indiana Collegiate Press Association). Junior Andrew P. Maddocks, a managing editor, won a first-place award in the newswriting category. Seniors Margaret A. Sutherlin and Alex R. Turco both took second place honors – Sutherlin for features writing and Turco for photography.

It has long been a tradition to commemorate landmarks by giving significance to parts of the former architecture. For example, the National Capitol Columns in Washington, D.C., commemorate the former United States Capitol Building of 1828. In a similar way, four pillars on the DePauw campus commemorate the old D.W. Minshall Laboratory, home of the chemistry and physics department for 70 years before the building was razed in 1973. The four pillars, which stand in Walker Circle on the north side of the Memorial Student Union Building, are Doric columns with Ionic capitals – classical Greek structures that many alumni remember fondly and also have come to symbolize the philosophical foundations of the University. After laying for 25 years in an old cow pasture west of campus and being rediscovered, the Minshall columns were restored through a generous gift from Elizabeth Dye Walker ’35 and the devoted efforts of the late Donald “Jack” J. Cook, professor emeritus of chemistry, and his wife, Marion. In 2000, just two years after their restoration, the distinguished pillars became icons for the depauw.year1 program, the University’s comprehensive program for first-year students. Within the program, the pillars represented intellectual engagement, positive community, diverse people and ideas, and goal assessments. The pillars continue to serve the DePauw community as prominent symbols of the University’s ideals, goals and expectations of its students, faculty and staff members. In a 1998 issue of DePauw Magazine, Marion Cook said, “The columns represent a gateway between the old campus and the new campus.” It is an observation that remains true today.


News of the University

Briefs

Samuel A. Autman, assistant professor of English, is recipient of an award in the 2009 Soul-Making Literary Contest, an extended community arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Francisco Bay Area Branch. Autman’s “A Dash of Pepper in the Snow” was the second place winner for the Tara L. Masih Intercultural Essay Prize. He was invited to give a reading on March 21 at the new San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center. n Meredith K. Brickell, assistant professor of art, was awarded a Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Grant from the Indiana Campus Compact to support the development of a new course, Community-based Art Project. The class, which was offered for the first time during the spring semester, aims to connect DePauw students and the University to Putnam County residents through collaborative public art. n David T. Harvey, vice president for academic affairs and Percy L. Julian Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is principal investigator on an NSF grant project titled “Incorporating an InternetMediated Community of Practice for the Analytical Sciences into the Analytical Sciences Digital Library.” This project will enhance the Analytical Sciences Digital Library – one of several digital libraries in the National Science Digital Library – in order to, among other things, assist faculty in the development of their pedagogy in the sciences.

n Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy, co-edited by Glen D. Kuecker, University Professor and associate professor of history, was among 2009’s Outstanding Academic Titles, according to Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. n Brett R. O’Bannon, associate professor of political science, was invited to speak at a ministerial conference in Lomé, Togo, last fall. The regional conference was organized by the United Nations in collaboration with the Economic Commission of West African States and the government of Togo in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. n Photographic quilts by Cynthia O’Dell, associate professor of art, are featured in A Tinta, a Mariposa e a Metástase: a arte como experiência, conhecimento e acção sobre o cancro de mama (The Paint, the Mariposa and the Metastasis: art as experience, knowledge and intervention on breast cancer), published in Portuguese by Edições Afrontamento.

n “Wanted Man,” a story written by Nichoas A. Pizzolatto, assistant professor of English, is featured in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest mystery stories. n Gloria C. Townsend, professor of computer science and coordinator of the Women in Science Program, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $488,000 in conjunction with colleagues at the University of Virginia and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Their Wide Web of Women project will develop a network of women in computing, including regional conferences to enhance the participation of women and girls in the sciences. Townsend is also part of a DePauw team that was awarded a NSF grant of $552,000 to DePauw for support of the new Percy Lavon Julian Scholarship program. n Janet L. Vaglia, associate professor of biology, is recipient of a $200,000 research grant from the National Institutes of Health. She is using the funds to study “continual addition of posterior tail segments, regeneration and Hox gene expression.”

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Kevin Howley, associate professor of communication and theatre, was a presenter at a conference on Media, Communication and the Spectacle held in The Netherlands.

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Just a few of the books written by faculty members and alumni.

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The Write Stuff Preparing the next generation of DePauw writers

DePauw has a tradition of producing uncommonly successful creative writers. Award-winning alumni authors such as Cathy Day ’91, John Jakes ’53, Barbara Kingsolver ’77, Richard W. Peck ’56 and James B. Stewart Jr. ’73 come to mind – as well as many other alumni, including those whose creative works appear in the Recent Words section (see page 24) of each issue of DePauw Magazine.

An ever more vibrant and prolific community of faculty members and students is producing the next generation of DePauw writers. In the following pages, experience the teaching and learning environment for writing at DePauw through the words of a professor and current student. Also, read about six recent graduates who are well on the way

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Faculty perspective: We’re not just writers, we’re teachers By Gregory L. Schwipps ’95, associate professor of English

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As a writing professor at DePauw, I’m part of a vibrant, dynamic group of working writers, and when I walk into Asbury Hall, I’m joining a larger literary conversation. One colleague had a novel published this spring; another just finished a draft of a memoir. A colleague is sending a collection of poems out to contests, a screenwriter is getting strong interest in a screenplay. One has a play debuting, and another just had a short story accepted in a prominent journal. One colleague won a contest in California, and another won a National Magazine Award. We’re all working – we’re all involved in the process of creating art. I’m lucky enough to be one of nearly a dozen writing professors at DePauw who have Master of Fine Arts degrees. As part of this group, I take my own work seriously. I spent almost 10 years writing my first novel, What This River Keeps. I consulted with my colleagues during every step of that process. They read lengthy drafts and offered criticism and suggestions. They shared anecdotes about similar challenges they faced in their own recent projects. They inspired, supported and congratulated me. I am not sure I could have finished it without them. No one rests in this department. When one project is finished, another one begins. In that way, we’re constantly pushing each other, and we feed off each other’s success. That sounds like a competitive environment; in fact, it’s a supportive one. We all understand how tricky and fickle the world of publishing is, and we understand that publication is not the ultimate goal. So while we often serve as “first readers” for each other, and share advice on agents, grants and markets, our most admirable and important goal is to remain a supportive writing community. We’re maintaining a world where the literary arts are of utmost importance. And, of course, we’re not just writers – we’re teachers.

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Teaching writing well and inspiring students


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have our own teaching philosophies and mannerisms, on one level we are modeling behavior simply by writing about what we choose to write about. In that way, we hope students see that they are free to develop their own styles as writers. I rarely talk about my work in class. What I write about may or may not be of interest to them. And that’s as it should be – the classroom is not about me. So

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The advantage to having so many faculty members with M.F.A. writing degrees is that students can take a range of genre-specific courses. In addition to Introduction to Creative Writing, we offer 300-level courses in six different genres: fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, news writing and creative nonfiction. We even offer Topics courses within those genres – Adaptation in screenwriting, Nature Writing in creative nonfiction and World Forms in poetry, for example. Most universities simply cannot offer that variety of courses to undergraduate students. And our writing faculty isn’t tied up working with graduate students, either, as professors are at large research institutions. Teaching writing well means inspiring students to find their passions. I want students to write about things they obsess over. Things they can’t figure out. These are the things I write about, as well. My colleagues write not only in different genres, but also about different interests and obsessions. While we all

Associate Professor of English Gregory L. Schwipps, who graduated from DePauw in 1995 with a major in English writing, talks with Jewel S. Smith ’12 in his office.

we don’t often discuss my work, but we do break down the writing process. I tell them we’re all in this together. When students say, and they invariably do, “writing a short story is harder than it looks,” I tell them, ‘you’re damn right it is. And it doesn’t get easier, either.’” But just as my colleagues and I help each other, we support our students. We push them, as we do each other, through every failure and toward the next success. The most exciting thing for a writing professor is to see a student launch. And it’s happening right now in our classrooms. DePauw has made a big investment in its faculty – most of the writing professors were hired after 1998 – and the results of these new courses and perspectives are starting to show. Our graduates are enrolling in top M.F.A. programs, working at a variety of publications, publishing books, and landing teaching jobs themselves. This is a very exciting time to be a professor at DePauw, and I think it’s an excellent time to be a writing student here. DePauw has its share of alumni who have achieved fame as writers. We know, and are extremely proud of, those names. But there are new generations of writers coming up in the ranks. And maybe we’re just now getting to know those new, soon-to-be-famous names in our Introduction to Creative Writing classes. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 11


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Student perspective: Creating work that is ‘smarter and greater’ than themselves By Ka’Lena S. Cuevas ’10

Faculty and students create a writing community at DePauw As a senior looking back at my time at DePauw, I know that what I will miss the most is the sense of community within the English Department and the opportunities I have had at DePauw to grow as a writer. I can testify that the writing major can be one of the most challenging and rewarding majors at DePauw, if one is serious and passionate about the experience, much like anything else in life. In retrospect, I have felt that majoring in writing means not only learning and practicing the craft of writing, but developing an art. This can be a daunting task, but I have always felt supported in my writing efforts by the writing professors as well as other writing majors. Together, the writing professors and other writers have helped me gain the most out of my four-year experience at DePauw. The writing professors can be brutally honest when giving constructive criticism in the classroom, but they are also utterly genuine in how much they want to see students develop both their creativity and potential as writers. What I have enjoyed most has been cultivating relationships with professors through lengthy, productive one-on-one conferences in their offices, where professors have encouraged me to push myself to tap into and express my original voice and unique perspective. Many of the writing professors have also been a major influence in my development and journey as a writer, encouraging me to tell the story of people who perhaps do not have a voice, and they have helped my writing become, as one of my professors put it, “smarter and greater” than myself. I will not forget these words as I continue to write after I leave DePauw. A crucial element of being a writing major that I know I have taken for granted is the experience of the writing workshop with my peers. In workshop, I have been witness to the change and development of not only 12 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010


The Write Stuff my own writing, but of my peers’ writing as well. The writing workshop is an experience that is unique to the writing major; no other major has anything like it. No other major requires the experience of sitting in a tight-knit circle around the workshop table, having your writing, literally, laid out on the table, and knowing that the other writers are just as engaged in improving your piece as you are. Then, you get to reciprocate for other writers in workshop. As a writer, I am mostly drawn to and inspired to write stories about family and culture, stories with roots in my native Hawaiian and Puerto Rican ethnicity, and I feel supported and encouraged to do so by my peers in workshop. I look forward to gathering with the other writers in my senior seminar on the night of our seminar reading and knowing that not only have we produced capstone pieces of writing that reflect our four years at DePauw, but that we have also shared the journey of developing our art, an experience that does not have to end that night. The English Department at DePauw also supports development of student writing outside the classroom. Writing professors have encouraged me to read at poetry readings and submit my plays for other students to perform. The feeling of an audience sitting still, their attention focused on something I had created, was

Ka’Lena S. Cuevas ’10, right, talking with Mary P. Hoglund ’13 in the Writing Center. transcendental. I shared these feelings with some professors, who believed I had the potential to make similar moments happen again. Additionally, professors have encouraged me to send my poems to DePauw’s student publications, A Midwestern Review and The Cauldron, both of which have accepted some of my poems and short stories to be published in their compilation of student work. The English Department is diligent in posting notices about various ways to gain the most out of the writing major at DePauw: advertising writing

contests, calls for submissions, workshop opportunities and writers’ readings. Finally, through my experiences with writing and my relationships with writing professors, I was recommended to be a Writing Center tutor in the Academic Resource Center. As a result, I have had many opportunities to be a teacher and mentor to my peers. Thanks to my experiences with writing at DePauw, my future plans definitely involve going back to school to pursue a M.F.A. degree in writing, but I have other plans first. Inspired by my professors, I want to teach writing and literature. My writing professors believe in and care not only about my ideas, writing and academic performance, but also my journey as a student and the writer I am becoming. They have inspired me as a future teacher to be just as compassionate about my students’ work, knowing that it can shape who they are. My writing professors at DePauw always remind me that passion is what will drive teachers and is what will encourage students to be enthusiastic about learning. I wish to someday soon help my own students create work that is “smarter and greater” than themselves. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 13


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MICAH LING ’03

Writing from three views: DePauw student, professor and author By Sarah M. Hershberger, Academic Web content writer

Micah E. Ling ’03, part-time assistant professor of English, has a special perspective on academic life at DePauw – first, as a student, and now, a professor and published author. Her first book of poems, Three Islands, was recently published by Sunnyoutside Press, and selections from it have been nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize. Ling actually started writing some of the poems for Three Islands when she was a student at DePauw. “I think of those poems as being born here,” she says. She credits Joseph “Joe” W. Heithaus, associate professor of English, and former DePauw professor Maurice W. Manning as mentors when she began writing poetry. “I started writing persona poems about Amelia Earhart,” Ling says. “I’ve always been interested in her story. “Three Islands is in three voices – three 14 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

islands – three people who are in this world wanting to escape something: Amelia Earhart; Robert Stroud, the Bird Man of Alcatraz; and Fletcher Christian, the chief mutineer on the H.M.S. Bounty who lived the remainder of his life on an island. Ling originally treated the three as separate projects. “When I was in graduate school, I looked at a map of the Pacific Ocean to see where Amelia disappeared, and I realized that where the three ‘voices’ were located made a perfect triangle,” she explains. “That’s when I started thinking about it as one project, and it became the subject of my M.F.A. thesis at Indiana University.” Heithaus adds, “In Micah’s senior year at DePauw, she fell in love with these three people, these three islands, these strange connections and names – a bird woman, a bird man behind bars, and a


The Write Stuff Christian living his crazed life among the pagans. Micah took her curiosity and went to libraries and universities to find out everything she could about these three. Her poems are epistolary, keen and observant. Regardless of which island she’s on, Micah gives voice to characters and the air around them. That’s the remarkable thing you’ll find in these poems – historical characters, yes, but human beings more.” When Ling came to DePauw as a student, she didn’t know that she wanted to major in writing, but one English class led to another. “I felt really comfortable in the English Department, and all of the professors were really amazing,” she says. “It just felt like I had found a family. It was a good fit.” Ling received a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in literature from Indiana University where she is a part-time adjunct professor. She is deputy editor of Keyhole, a quarterly literary journal. Ling also writes a 200-word book review blog called Book Punch at www.bookpunchreviews.com. “I wish I could make a living at it because it’s a lot of fun,” she says. “The blog started as a dare, actually, by Tom Chiarella, DePauw visiting professor of creative writing and fiction editor of Esquire magazine. Ling recalls: “One day, I told him that he needed to read Lush Life by Richard Price, and that he should write a review of it for Esquire. He said he didn’t have time, and it was too late because the book had already come out. He said, ‘You should write a review for it.’ So I did. After he read my review, Chiarella said, ‘You should do this. You should write short book reviews – 200-word book reviews. Nobody is doing it. Everybody is writing really long reviews. You should write 200word book reviews – once a week.’ “At first, I thought, ‘yeah, right,’ but because I’m so competitive, I thought, ‘I can do that.’ Now it’s an obsession,” she says.

Ling’s second book, Sweetgrass, will be published in September. She and her husband spent the last two summers working 12-hour days on a ranch in Montana. “It was such an amazing place, and we lived in a rustic cabin,” she says. “At the end of the day, I would write down blocks of text to capture some moment or something a cowboy said. Then I started realizing that they were just blocks of prose, and I started editing

them as prose poems. So Sweetgrass was really born out of experience and location and just taking in the everyday scenes. Ling values her undergraduate experience at DePauw. “I constantly think of how much it gave me,” Ling says. “I have taught at so many different schools in central Indiana and in Tennessee. None of them even come close to the feel of the faculty and the students at DePauw.”

Poet Crystal Williams, the inaugural Mary R. Field Distinguished Visiting Writer, worked with students and faculty members this spring Award-winning poet and author Crystal Williams was on campus during spring semester to work with students and faculty members and teach an upper-level poetry class as the inaugural Mary R. Field Distinguished Visiting Writer. The professorship was established through the generosity of J. David Field, senior professor and professor emeritus of English, in honor of Mary Rogers Field, his wife of 29 years who died in 2005. Despite being paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair after 1990 due to spinal cord damage, Mary Field was very active in a number of community organizations and events. In 2005 she received the Frances Hickman Award for exemplary dedication and service to the Greencastle branch of the NAACP, of which she served as a member of the executive committee. Williams is author of three books: Kin, Lunatic and Troubled Tongues. The latter book, published in January 2009, won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, which recognizes a collection of poetry written by an African-American poet. Williams’ work also has appeared in American Poetry Review, Court Green and Callaloo. She is an associate professor at Reed College and has been a visiting professor at Columbia College and an artist- or scholar-in-residence at the College of St. Catherine, College of Wooster and the Washington, D.C., Jail. DePauw students have the opportunity to interact with several visiting authors and other guests each semester. During the spring 2010 semester, the James & Marilou Kelly Writers Series featured readings by Williams and the following writers: • Aracelis Girmay, Great Lakes Colleges Association Award-winning poet • Aleksandar Hemon, award-winning Bosnian-American author of The Lazarus Project, a finalist for a National Book Award, and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” • Nick Reding, author of Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 15


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CHINONYE CHUKWU ’07 Award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter pursues her passion and dream By Larry G. Anderson, editor

During a rare break from postproduction on her latest film in Philadelphia, award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Chinonye Chukwu ’07 related how – in the same way her films reach a critical point – she reached a defining moment at DePauw. “I always knew I wanted to be where I’m at; I just never expressed it to anybody,” Chukwu, an English writing major, said. “I came to a turning point during my junior year. I thought, I can’t not pursue my passion and dream, and that’s when I had to open up to somebody. [Associate Professor of English] Christine White talked with me about how to get where I wanted to be.” Chukwu took Professor White’s Dramatic Writing class, and White soon 16 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

became Chukwu’s friend and mentor. “Chris White’s class propelled my pursuit of filmmaking as a profession. It really awakened my creativity,” Chukwu said. Chukwu, who was Nigerian-born but raised in Oklahoma and Alaska, found many other supporters among faculty members as well as staff members throughout the University who gave her a strong sense of community. In fact, after receiving a 2009 Princess Grace Award as one of six student filmmaker recipients in the nation, Chukwu sent an e-mail announcement to eight DePauw professors. “They instilled in me the writing skills that allowed me to be successful,” she said. “The strength, tenacity and focus I have are definitely a direct result of my experiences at DePauw.”

The Princess Grace Award, presented by the Royal Family of Monaco, provided Chukwu with $24,000 for work on the film she is completing, The Dance Lesson, which depicts a 13-year-old black girl striving to be a ballerina amid her increasingly gentrified neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Chukwu is writing her first major, feature-length screen script and plans to shoot the feature film next year. She also has had her first opportunity to be a producer – of a film titled Dust, which is based on a collection of poems. The film already has a distributor. Chukwu’s earlier film, Igbo Kwenu!, received both the Best Motion Picture Award and Best Screenplay Award at the 2009 Diamond Screen Festival in


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“I came to a turning point during my junior year. I thought, I can’t not pursue my passion and dream, and that’s when I had to open up to somebody. [Associate Professor of English] Christine White talked with me about how to get where I wanted to be.”

– Chinonye Chukwu ’07

Philadelphia. This film also was screened at the San Diego Black Film Festival, Dallas Video Fest and Urban Media Makers in Atlanta. Chukwu will complete a Master of Fine Arts degree in film at Temple University in May 2010. She was active as an undergraduate at DePauw, participating in Ladies and Allies for Cross-Cultural Education (LACE), Association of African-American Students (AAAS), Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) and Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She also assisted with campus programming that brought speakers and authors – including author, feminist and activist bell hooks – to campus. “My time at DePauw was probably the most challenging time of my life. During my first year, I took Intro to Black Studies with Professor [Vanessa] Dickerson. It was the hardest and most difficult class I had at DePauw because she was rigorous. She really pushed us,” Chukwu said. “In terms of writing, I benefited from learning how to knock out a 25-page paper in short time.”

She’s also had the opportunity to be a teacher herself, and that experience had a big influence on her. Not only has she taught undergraduate film classes at Temple University and LaSalle University, but also she was a literacy instructor at an elementary school in North Philadelphia. “That experience was literally lifechanging,” she said. “I had never experienced that kind of unconditional love from children – particularly the girls who looked at me as a role model. The fact that they will also watch my work on the screen and be influenced didn’t really hit me until I started teaching. It has had an impact on my work. “I want to share my own life experiences, and the lack of a black female presence on the screen impacts my filmmaking. I’m really inspired by the complexities and nuances of people like me on screen because you don’t see that many of them.” Chukwu plans to continue to make feature-length films and teach, or at least work with young people. “Any place I can tell a story, I want to be there,” she said. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 17


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ABBY CHEW ’02 Writing, teaching and living in the Appalachian foothills By Larry G. Anderson, editor On a typical day, Abigail “Abby” Chew ’02 rises early, writes, teaches and cares for a goat herd. She is in her fifth year on the faculty of a Quaker college prep boarding school in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Along the way, she has had her first book of poems accepted for publication. As an English writing major who went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Chew’s life and career are based directly on what she experienced at DePauw. “What I learned to do as an undergraduate at DePauw is to think more carefully and with a broader definition of school,” Chew says. “I think, in the end, that’s what makes a good poem, too. 18 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

“I remember English Professors Joe Heithaus, Tom Chiarella, Greg Schwipps, Barbara Bean and Maurice Manning and [Professor of Communication and Theatre] Steve Timm all driving this point home – knowing the specifics about the world of the poem or the story or the play, knowing the names of the trees and the birds, knowing how things work and the way people speak. That knowledge makes the world real. Without that concrete world to stand in, the world of the poem falls apart,” Chew explains. She shares that philosophy with students from around the world who attend Olney Friends School, located on a 350-acre farm in Barnesville, Ohio. Students and faculty members are handson in raising cattle, goats, pigs and

chickens as well as a variety of produce. As chair of the humanities and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) departments at Olney Friends, Chew teaches literature and writing combined with a liberal amount of geography, philosophy, art history and current events. Meanwhile, her ninth-grade class raises and cares for the school’s herd of goats, including feeding the animals, cleaning the stalls, trimming hooves and assisting with kidding in the spring. Students also cook a meal for the entire school with some of the meat produced from the herd. Chew also teaches a practical skills class, Things You Should Know How To Do, in which students learn how to change oil in a car, waltz, set a table for formal dining, rotate tires on a car, balance a checkbook, pitch a tent, cook over a campfire and other useful things. “If I can send my students from here with only one skill, I’d choose for them to know how to build a fire,” Chew says. “But after that, I want them to be able to write clearly and effectively. When they


The Write Stuff head off to college or into the workforce, they must be able to communicate.” In fact, Chew’s own passion for writing really took hold in the first creative writing class she ever took – during her first semester as a freshman at DePauw with Professor Chiarella. Her adviser for her four years at DePauw, Chiarella became a close friend and mentor. Chew went on to establish a monthly poetry reading series and the senior writing major readings at DePauw. She also edited A Midwestern Review, a literary magazine; did sound design for theater productions; and studied in Ireland during the first semester of her senior year. It was the senior seminar at DePauw, she says, that prepared her well for the challenging work that she encountered at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, which is considered one of the top writing programs in the country. “My writing teachers at DePauw and, of course, my other professors, too, taught me how to engage in thoughtful discussion without becoming defensive.

They taught me to read with a careful eye turned toward content and craft, nuance and theme,” she says. Chew stays in touch with several of her professors and many others in the DePauw family who helped and supported her development. And they still do. For example, Joe W. Heithaus, associate professor of English, and Micah E. Ling ’03, part-time assistant professor of English, traveled to Olney Friends School during spring 2009 at Chew’s invitation to give a reading for National Poetry Month. (Read about Micah Ling on page 14.) The seed for Chew’s first book of poems was planted during her senior year at DePauw. She continued working on the book in graduate school and completed it while at Olney Friends School. A version of the book was a finalist for the 2005 National Poetry Series, and the final version has been accepted for publication by Salmon Poetry, an Irish literary publisher. “The poems in the book follow Coyote and his wife, Rhona; their twin children;

and their god, Oolie, who is half-bear and half-cow. Ron Dye [associate professor of English and communication and theatre] was the initial inspiration for Coyote,” Chew says. “Dye is so full of knowledge about old stories, and he loaned me Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez and also an old book of coyote tales in the Native American tradition. Those books, and Professor Dye himself in his way, started me thinking about Coyote, and the rest of the world of poems grew up around that initial idea.” One of the most important lessons she carries with her from DePauw is the need to rewrite. “In all of my writing classes at DePauw, my professors asked students to turn in a portfolio at the end of the semester. In it, we included our drafts and revisions,” Chew says. “That lesson, of looking at what you have done and seeking its weak points, has served me well. I’m not sure where my next poems are going yet, but that’s the amazing part of writing – to be led somewhere new in the making.”

If I can send my students from here with only one skill, I’d choose for them to know how to build a fire. But after that, I want them to be able to write clearly and effectively. When they head off to college or into the workforce, they must be able to communicate.

Abby Chew ’02, kneeling, and her students work with goats at Olney Friends School.

– Abby Chew ’02 Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 19


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NICHOLAS KINDELSPERGER and BLAKE ROYER, both ’05

Two alumni cook up success writing for The Paupered Chef By Christopher L. Wolfe, Academic Web content manager After graduating from DePauw in 2005, Nicholas D. Kindelsperger and Blake C. Royer moved into an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The two English writing majors had gone to the city long on dreams, but short on plans. “There’s a long tradition of people foolishly moving to New York City to see what happens,” Royer says. “We were interested in publishing, and New York is the center for that.” Life in Manhattan stretched their temp position wages thin. Rather than resigning themselves to eating packages of ramen noodles, the roommates decided to learn how to cook, but not in the way that most bachelors do – they wanted to learn how to cook well. 20 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

Writers before becoming chefs, Kindelsperger and Royer naturally gravitated toward ways to share their cooking on a budget. By 2006, Internet blogs – an amalgamation of “Web” and “log” – had reached the mainstream. Any media outlet worth its salt had one, and any pair of go-getting writers could start one. Thus, ThePauperedChef.com was born. “We got to thinking, if we’re spending all of our time cooking, why not blog about it?” Royer remembers. “It wasn’t just time in the kitchen – we used food as a vehicle to explore the city.” Kindelsperger admits the two had no idea what they were doing at first, and no master plan. “The original idea was to

find a way to write so other people would pay us to do it. We realized we didn’t like writing for other people; it was more fun to write for ourselves. We were able to focus more on the writing than on the chaos of cooking together.” To spread word about their blog, they tapped into the connections they’d made with DePauw alumni at events held locally. “When we first started, we had a party with other DePauw alumni, and we wrote down our Web address on napkins and gave it to people as they were leaving,” Kindelsperger says. “They were this built-in group who were propping us up, wanting us to do well.” One afternoon, a year-and-a-half


The Write Stuff after starting The Paupered Chef, Kindelsperger and Royer got their break. The Washington Post’s food editor asked Ed Levine, a food writer and contributor to The New York Times, to recommend talented young writers to do food stories for the Post. Levine and the bloggers had crossed paths indirectly: they had used Levine’s Pizza: A Slice of Heaven as a guide to the city’s pizzerias, and

The Post article gave Kindelsperger and Royer instant credibility as food writers. It was a door that might have remained closed a decade ago. Royer says: “We lived in New York City for less than two years and got a call from a major food editor,” Royer says. “For a couple of guys from Indiana to do what we did in New York would have been impossible without a blog.”

Levine was an anonymous reader of The Paupered Chef. “The Washington Post call came out of nowhere,” Kindelsperger says. “Levine had told the food editor that we were cooking at home and doing things on a limited budget, so we were asked to write about how to cook a meal for one. The premise was that it’s hard to cook a meal when you’re only cooking for yourself. It was really challenging to write because we had always cooked together.”

For a short time, life and love took them on separate paths out of New York. Kindelsperger moved to Columbus, Ohio, and Royer joined his wife, Elin Raun-Royer ’04, during her 2008-09 Fulbright scholarship in Estonia. Blake and Elin met in a DePauw class taught by Professor of English Joseph W. Heithaus, who gave the homily at their wedding ceremony. The Paupered Chef, however, continued. “It was fascinating to read about Blake

cooking without an oven,” Kindelsperger recalls. Today, the Paupered Chefs reside with their families in Chicago, where their blog tells the cooking-on-a-budget story of a new city. They’ve parlayed their success into freelance work online and in print, most recently with Time Out Chicago and Men’s Journal, where Royer had a piece in the March 2010 issue. “Writers used to send their résumés around,” Kindelsperger says. “Now, it’s all word of mouth. We feel like we were able to pay our dues with the blog.” In fact, Kindelsperger has been named Chicago editor of Grub Street Chicago, a prominent national restaurant blog. Looking back on the long odds he and Kindelsperger faced in New York, Royer says their time at DePauw played to their advantage. “Above all things, the people at DePauw were genuinely curious about the world and how to do things,” Royer says. “No matter what industry you end up in, you’re going to succeed if you know how to ask questions, and that’s what we learned.”

For their blog, Blake C. Royer ’05, left, and Nicholas D. Kindelsperger ’05 sample Italian sub sandwiches in Chicago. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 21


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CATHERINE CALABRO ’06 From DePauw to prestigious fellowship at University of Michigan: Developing as a writer By Yan Ting Li ’10

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Catherine E. Calabro ’06 first discovered her passion for contemporary poetry at DePauw through the dedicated efforts of the University’s writing faculty members. Her love of poetry led her to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at University of Michigan (UM). In summer 2009, UM awarded Calabro the $25,000 Zell Post-M.F.A. Writing Fellowship to support her in a third year of study. This year, she is using the fellowship money to continue editing and working on her current manuscript of poems called All the World Ahead. The writing is based on her life experiences and work coordinating creative writing workshops with 826michigan, a nonprofit organization that helps develop creative and expository skills in students ages 6 to 18 from southeastern Michigan. An English writing and French double major and Honor Scholar at DePauw, Calabro says her positive experiences as an undergraduate provided the groundwork for her success at UM. While at DePauw, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and served as president of the Union Board during her junior and senior years. She also produced a book, Everyone on Gerry Street Has Family Up on Alexander, as part of her Honor Scholar thesis. Calabro credits the dedication of DePauw faculty members – especially Tom Chiarella, Eugene Gloria, Joe W. Heithaus, Michael L. Sinowitz and Lili Wright – with helping her successfully complete her Honor Scholar book and encouraging development of her writing career at DePauw and beyond. “They were all just so encouraging of my work,” she says. “I took a class first semester of my first year and had a really encouraging experience with Professor Gloria. Then I took a really great Winter Term class, Eye and Ear: Poetry Writing and Seeing the World, with Professor Heithaus, and that was a really great experience. ” Calabro worked closely with Heithaus following a studyabroad experience in France where she took a class on prose poetry. Through a faculty-student grant for the summer, Heithaus and Calabro read contemporary American poetics and worked in the collage form. Heithaus also helped her write about her Italian heritage and grandfather’s Alzheimer’s disease. “During the summer, we worked every day together,” Calabro says. “He gave attention to my work and taught me how to be a person and a poet.” Calabro also praised DePauw’s annual Kelly Writers Series that brings award-winning writers to campus. In particular, she remembers Kevin Young, who came to campus in 2003 and gave an “incredible” reading from his book, Jelly Roll: A Blues. At University of Michigan, Calabro took literature classes and workshops as she worked on her book manuscript, Lives


The Write Stuff of the Saints, as part of the graduation requirement for a master’s degree. She emphasizes the workshops as crucial to her success as a poet and praised the way that DePauw prepared her for graduate study. Her DePauw experience, she adds, has made her more comfortable in UM workshops than some of her peers. Revising her poems has fostered her growth as a literary artist, she says: “I entered as a different writer than I’m leaving.” Her original poetry project focused on the theme of miracles, but over time, Calabro has incorporated pop culture and everyday moments into her poetry as well as her original theme, exploring the idea of growing pains within her writing. In her artist’s statement, she says, “I write about the places we inhabit, rituals we practice and the familial relationships that bind us to a particular understanding of home.” Calabro says, “There are so many forms poetry can take – it can take shape not only on the page, but also off of it. Poetry will always be active in my life.”

Catherine E. Calabro ’06 visits with associate professors of English Michael L. Sinowitz, left, and Joseph W. Heithaus in Asbury Hall.

Calabro produced a book, Everyone on Gerry Street Has Family Up on Alexander, as part of her Honor Scholar thesis at DePauw.

Poet Keith Taylor is Catherine Calabro’s mentor and a writing faculty member at the University of Michigan. Taylor also is director of the Bear River Writers’ Conference in Michigan. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 23


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RECENT WORDS CHARLES BALLINGER ’57 and Carolyn Kneese, Balancing the School Calendar: Perspectives from the Public and Stakeholders (Rowman & Littlefield Education – ISBN: 978-1-57886-8797). Many thoughtful and forwardlooking educators and administrators have reorganized the school calendar and traditional nine-month model to one that is more balanced, and they have seen both positive and negative results in the classroom, school, district and community. Balancing the School Calendar is a compilation of perspectives and research reports from those who have reorganized classroom time to create better learning situations for students. A sequel to School Calendar Reform: Learning in All Seasons, co-authored by the editors of this volume, the book provides a greater qualitative perspective whereby the research results are reported more verbally, rather than simply statistically. Ballinger is executive director emeritus of the National Association for Year-Round Education. n TAMARA BEAUBOEUFLAFONTANT, associate professor of sociology and education studies, Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman (Temple University Press – ISBN: 978-1-59213-668-1). While Beauboeuf-Lafontant argues in her 24 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

book that the defining quality of black womanhood is strength, she states that the idea of strength also undermines its real function: to defend and maintain a stratified social order by obscuring black women’s experiences of suffering, acts of desperation and anger. Through interviews with 58 black women, she explores the restrictive myth of the Strong Black Woman, demonstrating the physical and emotional toll of this performance of invulnerability, which leaves many black women suffering from eating disorders and depression. Her book draws on black feminist scholarship, cultural studies and voicecentered research to trace the historical and social influences on normative black femininity, laying bare the common perception that strength is an exemplary quality of “authentic” black womanhood. Beauboeuf-Lafontant is co-editor of Facing Racism in Education, 2nd edition. n ANNE HUSTED BURLEIGH ’63, John Adams (Transaction Publishers – ISBN: 978-1-4128-1000-5). In this new paperback edition (the original hardbound edition was published in 1969), Burleigh gives us a warm, sensitive study of John Adams in the many roles he played during his eventful life: student, lawyer, polemicist, founding father, diplomat, president, husband and father. His own

brilliance and the events of the times in which he lived combined to offer him the knowledge and fame he sought. Burleigh’s new introduction explains our continuing interest in this central figure of the early years of the American Republic. Burleigh is a freelance writer who has contributed to numerous publications including Crisis, Catholic Dossier, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. She is also author of Journey up the River: A Midwesterner’s Spiritual Pilgrimage. n JAMES B. CASH ’57, Letters to Raintree County (Virtualbookworm.com Publishing – ISBN: 978-1-60264461-8). Letters to Raintree County is based upon 50 letters to 19th -century individuals living in Henry, also known as Raintree County, Ind. There are three sets of letters included in the book: from Virginians and former Virginians; from Pennsylvania; and from Indiana soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Cash provides intricately detailed and historically accurate accounts of the people who wrote the letters included in his book, providing readers with the necessary background information they need to better understand these personal and historical documents. Cash’s book also includes essays that provide insight on the impact that the American Civil War had, an effect that he argues continues today.


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n TIMOTHY G. COLLINS ’80 and Mary Jane Maples, Time Zones (National Geographic Society – ISBN: 978-1-42403489-5). Time Zones is a motivating textbook for learning English as a foreign language that teaches middle school and high school learners four essential language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – in an inspirational format that combines a communicative approach with stunning photography and content from National Geographic Society publications. This textbook exposes learners to knowledge about North American culture and English speakers worldwide as well as the varieties of the English language used around the world. The complete four-level series is directed toward learners in Asia and Latin America. Collins has a Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Texas at Austin as well as two master’s degrees from the University of Illinois. He is an assistant professor at National-Louis University in Chicago and also a visiting assistant professor at National Ilan University in Taiwan. n HAROLD J. COOK ’40, Zigzagging in the Pacific (Evangel Press – ISBN: 978-0-0692-00427-2). In his memoir, Cook recalls his service as an officer on

two ammunition ships of the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II. His eyewitness accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor on April 6, 1945, and his photographs and records of his experiences on two U.S. Navy ships throughout the war show what it felt like to be part of such a monumental war in history. Honest and heartfelt, Cook’s terse prose throughout the memoir allows readers to feel the same immediacy that he felt as a Navy officer and share in his pertinent experiences fighting for the Allies in the Pacific during World War II. n TIM J. GROELING ’92 and Matthew A. Baum, War Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War (Princeton University Press – ISBN: 978-0-691-13859-6). Groeling and Baum develop a “strategic bias” theory that explains the foreign-policy communication process as a three-way interaction among the press, political elites and the public, each of which has distinct interests, biases and incentives. Most of us learn virtually everything we know about foreign policy from media reporting of elite opinions. War Stories reveals precisely what this means for the future of U.S. foreign policy. James T. Hamilton of Duke University says, “War Stories will have a major impact on how scholars think about media influences

on foreign policymaking in the United States. Baum and Groeling have produced a credible, comprehensive, and consistent analysis of why journalists cover foreign policy in a skewed fashion and how this ultimately affects public opinion about conflicts such as the Iraq war.” Groeling is associate professor of communication studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. n BETH FELKER JONES ’98, Touched by a Vampire (Multomah – ISBN: 978-1-60142-278-1). With 48 million copies of the Twilight Saga in print and a succession of upcoming blockbuster films based on it, now is the time to ask the important question: Can vampires teach us about God’s plan for love? Jones’ book investigates the themes of the four-book serial phenomenon written by Stephanie Meyer, from a Biblical perspective. Jones examines whether the story’s redemptive qualities outshine its darkness, utilizing the best-selling saga to spark discussions about love, life and faith among Twilight fans, parents, teachers and youth workers. Jones is assistant professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. She is author of The Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection, as well as numerous articles and reviews. n

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Recent Words

RECENT WORDS BARBARA KINGSOLVER ’77, The Lacuna (HarperCollins Publishers – ISBN: 978-0-06-085257-3). Her first novel in almost a decade, the New York Times best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver takes readers on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, F.D.R., and J. Edgar Hoover. The book’s protagonist, Harrison Shepherd, born in the United States and reared in a series of provisional households in Mexico, is thrown between the shifting political winds of the north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach – the lacuna – between truth and public perception. Kingsolver is the author of seven works of fiction, including the novels The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays and creative nonfiction. Her 12 books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction have been translated into 19 languages, and her work has won numerous awards, including the National Humanities Medal. n ROGER B. NELSEN ’64 and Caren L. Diefenderfer, The Calculus Collection: A Resource for AP and Beyond (The Mathematical Association of America – ISBN: 978-0883857618). The 26 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

Calculus Collection is a useful resource for everyone who teaches calculus in high school or in a two- or four-year college or university. It consists of 123 articles selected by a panel of six veteran high school teachers, each of which was originally published in math Horizons, MAA FOCUS, The American Mathematical Monthly, The College Mathematics Journal or Mathematics Magazine. The articles focus on engaging students who are encountering the core ideas of calculus for the first time. It is filled with insights, alternative explanations of difficult ideas, and suggestions for how to take a standard problem and open it up to the rich mathematical explorations available when you encourage students to dig a little deeper. Most of the articles are simply interesting, timeless explorations of the mathematics encountered in a first calculus course. n DUANE S. NICKELL ’80, Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Physics and Chemistry Sites Across America (Rutgers University Press – ISBN: 9780-8135-4730-5). Written in an easy-toread and accessible style, Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler is a practical and fun way to promote scientific literacy. Enjoy reading about spending time at the Titan Missile Museum in Tucson, Ariz.,

the Fermi National Accelerator Center near Chicago and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis. From universities of science to national laboratories, particle accelerators to energy labs and beyond – Nickell illuminates the history of each topic and paints a panorama of stunning achievements in physics and chemistry. Nickell teaches physics at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis and is an associate faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He is winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for science and mathematics teachers. n KENT A. ONO ’87, Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past (Peter Lang Publishing – ISBN: 978-0-8204-7939-2). Ono’s book examines contemporary representations of colonialism by developing a historically and culturally specific theory of neocolonialism in U.S. media culture. Noting that colonialism never officially ended in the United States, Ono draws together race, gender, sexuality and nation to examine neocolonialism in popular media narratives. Offering five cases on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, sale of the Seattle Mariners, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Pocahontas, and


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n SCOTT W. RASMUSSEN ’86, In Search of Self-Governance (Rasmussen Reports – ISBN: 978-1449593544). Rasmussen argues that self-governance is about far more than politics and government. Underlining the way that Americans are united in the belief that their political system is broken, that politicians are corrupt and that neither major political party has the answers, Rasmussen argues that now is the time for the American people to govern themselves. He provides practical, relevant information about how individuals and groups can help America do better as a nation through different strategies of self-governance. Rasmussen is founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, an independent media company specializing in the collection, publication

and distribution of public opinion polling information. n DAVID H. TRIPP AND WESLEY W. WILSON, eds., DePauw’s Forgotten Founder: The Memoirs of Calvin Washington Ruter (DePauw University – ISBN: 978-0-936631-15-8). DePauw’s Forgotten Founder is a sketch of the twovolume, hand-written orthography by Calvin Ruter of his life. The memoirs offer unique insight into the part that he played in the founding of Indiana Asbury (later renamed DePauw) University and gives a clear picture of the man and the event. This edition of Ruter’s memoirs has been prepared for readability. While Tripp’s transcription of Ruter’s work remains as written, most of Tripp’s editorial notes have been incorporated into the text, so as not to interrupt the flow of the narrative. Rev. Tripp served three churches in the United Methodist North Indiana Conference from 19912007. Wilson is coordinator of archives and special collections at DePauw. n

(Photo: Larry Ligget)

Star Trek: The Next Generation – and providing current media examples in the introduction and conclusion – the book documents the persistence of colonialism in media culture. The book’s critical examination from a historical and cultural perspective makes it possible to alter colonialism for future generations. Ono is professor in the Asian American Studies Program and Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign.

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Alumni Programs

From the DePauw Alumni Association

Janet L. Johns ’85 President of the Alumni Association

Jennifer Clarkson Soster ’88 Executive Director of Alumni Relations

DePauw University congratulates Butler University men’s basketball head coach Brad Stevens ’99 and his team for reaching the NCAA national championship title game.

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Greetings from the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Bartlett Alumni House staff! We are delighted to announce the newly nominated members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors who will be officially welcomed during the June board meeting. The incoming members are: • Denzil P. Bennett ’85 (Minneapolis) • Cathy A. Bryant ’86 (Indianapolis) • J. David Gislason ’82 (St. Louis) • Thomas R. Schuck ’72 (Cincinnati) • Tyler B. Somershield ’69 (Cleveland) • James M. Tomsic ’69 (Elyria, Ohio) • Carolyn E. Whittier ’97 (Richmond, Va.) The Bartlett Alumni Office staff enjoys supporting this group of dedicated alumni volunteers committed to promoting and supporting our alma mater. One of DePauw’s great strengths is our vital network of dedicated alumni, parents and friends. Each of us can play an important role in advancing DePauw. Here are ways in which you can help: • Update your contact information in alumni e-Services (www.depauw.edu/e/alumni). • Attend on-campus and regional alumni events (www.depauw.edu/alumni). • Recommend prospective students (www.depauw.edu/admission/resources/recommend-student.asp). • Nominate alumni for the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards (www.depauw.edu/alumni/BOD/nominations.asp). • Make a gift to the Annual Fund today and help us achieve our goals (www.depauw.edu/development). • Remember DePauw in your will and estate plans (http://depauw.plannedgifts.org). Both the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Bartlett Alumni House staff hope you are planning to join us for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2010 when we will Celebrate Your DePauw, June 9-13, 2010. Every year, Alumni Reunion Weekend reinvigorates not only those who participate, but also the University we love. During Reunion Weekend, you will renew ties with friends, explore new ideas and discover common bonds with newly found friends. This year’s program promises to be an energizing weekend that will bring our alumni community together to celebrate DePauw. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnioffice@depauw.edu or toll-free 877-658-2586.


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Celebrate your DePauw at Alumni Reunion Weekend 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS n Let the celebration begin: Join us for the island-themed Friday night all-alumni dinner and entertainment in Bowman Park. n Visit and rediscover the intellectual vibrancy: Current and emeriti faculty members will attend the Academic Department Open House on Friday afternoon.

n Pick up your pencils and return to the classroom: Attend the many Alumni Colleges featuring current faculty members and fellow alumni throughout the weekend. n Listen for the bagpipes: Respond to the the sound as they herald the call to our Alumni Celebration in the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

n Reconnect and reminisce: Living unit and affinity group lunches will be held around campus on Saturday.

n Let the celebration continue: Swing to the sounds of the “Cool City Swing Band” in Bowman Park Saturday night.

n Don’t forget future Tigers: A special children’s program will be available on Saturday.

n Where it all began: Plan to attend the second annual “Met and Married Brunch” on Sunday morning.

For complete information, including a detailed schedule of events and registration details, please visit www.depauw.edu/alumni or call toll-free 877-658-2586. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 29


Alumni Programs

Alumni attorneys and physicians share their experience and network with students during on-campus program One hundred and two DePauw alumni, parents and friends joined nearly 100 current students for an important discussion of healthcare issues during Alumni Attorneys and Physicians Program on campus Friday and Saturday, March 5-6. The event, which focused on “Responsibility in Healthcare,” also provided ample opportunities for alumni attorneys and physicians to network with and mentor students who are considering careers in the legal and medical fields. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits were approved for alumni attorneys and physicians. “Healthcare is one of the top issues in the United States at this time,” said Dr. David B. Stevens ’51, chief of staff emeritus at Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, Ky., and a session panelist. “My hope is that this seminar lets the physicians and attorneys know that we would like to form an interest group among alumni – physicians, and maybe attorneys, too. I think we can really help students navigate the medical

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Deborah J. Daniels ’73

Daniel F. Evans Jr.

and law school admission process, get accepted, and even find a residency or place to practice.” During a keynote address on Friday evening to open the program, Deborah J. Daniels ’73, partner in Krieg DeVault LLP in Indianapolis, reviewed the issues that attendees would address in Saturday’s panel sessions. “This is a wonderful opportunity not only for alumni practicing law and medicine, but also for students who are thinking about these

fields for a career,” Daniels said. “When I was a student, I was almost intimidated by adults in a profession, but I think today’s students are much more engaged and comfortable in addressing significant issues with adult professionals.” On Saturday morning, Marcia A. McKelligan, Blair Anderson and Martha Caroline Rieth Professor of Applied Ethics and professor of philosophy at DePauw, moderated two panel presentations in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, Watson Forum. One panel discussed “The Pressing Social and Legal Issues Related to Scarcity and Allocation of Medical Resources,” and the other addressed the question of “Is Healthcare a Privilege, a Right or a Responsibility?” (To see a complete list of the alumni panelists, go to www.depauw.edu/alumni/events/ attorneysphysicians.asp.) The luncheon speaker was Daniel F. Evans Jr., president and CEO of Clarian Health Partners in Indianapolis. His talk, in the Memorial Student Union Building ballroom, was titled “Who Killed Healthcare Reform?” The afternoon sessions, which met


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in Watson Forum and the Thompson Recital Hall in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, were designed especially as guidance for current students. DePauw President Brian W. Casey moderated an alumni panel titled “A Day in the Life of an Attorney.” Steven V. Langerud, DePauw’s director of career development, served as moderator of panels that covered “A Day in the Life of a Physician” and “What I Wish I Knew About Medical or Law School: Preparing for Admission and Success.” Another session, “What I Wish I Knew About Law School: Preparing for Admission and Success,” was moderated by Danniel Weatherford ’97, admission director for Indiana University Maurer School of Law. (To see a complete list of the alumni panelists, go to www.depauw.edu/alumni/ events/attorneysphysicians.asp.) Student participants felt the panel presentations were very helpful. Three freshmen – Schuyler A. Cook, Sara R. Drury and Katherine L. Hill – sat in the front row of Watson Forum for the afternoon sessions about a day in the life of physician and preparing for medical or law school. “We were told you have to start working from day one if you want to get into medical school,” Cook said. “We took advantage of the program and networked with the alumni here.” The three students said they found

alumni advice to be particularly helpful in the areas of the time commitment required to prepare for and practice in the medical and legal fields, the various options available, and personal issues such as how to make time for family. David M. Cylkowski, who graduated from DePauw last year and is now a law student at Georgetown University, was a panelist for “What I Wish I Knew About Law School” and praised the program. “Students need something like this. It was very valuable to have the attorneys talking with the students,” he said. “I found my internship at a law firm in Chicago through DePauw connections. Networking is probably the greatest untapped resource for students. Alumni are always willing to help and

answer questions about the field and the transition into the field.” Following the panel presentations, a networking reception in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, Great Hall and Rotunda, allowed students, alumni and DePauw faculty members to talk informally. A closing reception and dinner was held in the Walden Inn & Conference Center. “A key goal of the program was to assist our students in assessing and preparing for admission and success in law or medical school,” said Jennifer Clarkson Soster ’88, executive director of alumni relations and member of the program planning committee. “To that end, we invited DePauw alumni currently enrolled in these graduate school programs as well as practicing alumni attorneys and physicians who can describe the reality of their working lives. We want to utilize the strong DePauw alumni network to better help our students prepare for life after DePauw.” To view photo galleries of the Alumni Attorneys and Physicians Program on the DePauw Web site, go to www.depauw.edu/photos. To read more about the Alumni Attorneys and Physicians Program and review the complete program, go to www.depauw.edu/alumni/events/ attorneysphysicians.asp.

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Alumni Programs Corrections to the Annual Honor Roll of Donors

The Board of Visitors met on campus on March 4. Board members attending included Roberta O. Barnes ’70, E. Webb Bassick, IV ’74, André L. Bréwer ’93, William J. Butler ’82, Kenneth W. Coquillette ’82, Jeffrey A. Cozad ’86, Glenn E. Davis ’79, Justin C. Dye ’94, Charles A. Greene, Jr. ’96, Susan T. Hagaman ’64, Douglas S. Hynden ’78, Carolyn T. Jones ’58, Leslye Jones-Beatty ’82, Janice P. Kern ’71, Holiday Hart McKiernan ’80, Christy Umlauf Moberly ’82, Rita M. Alliss Powers ’86, Christine E. Plank Rales ’74, Todd R. Roberson ’82, Pamela A. Rons ’77, Gregory A. Sissel ’94, Lance A. Swank ’83, Jill Greene Thompson ’75 and Loren Cerone Tozer ’82.

Alpha Chi Omega will celebrate 125 years in October Attention all Alpha Chi Omegas! On Oct. 15, 2010, we will mark the 125th anniversary of our sisterhood. To celebrate this momentous event, a committee is planning an unforgettable day of events that all sisters are welcome to attend. Events are scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. A brunch will be held at the Chapter House at 11 a.m. followed by house and campus tours. A formal dinner gala will begin at 6 p.m. on campus. If you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a representative for your decade, please contact the committee at axoalpha125@gmail.com. Decade representatives will help reach out to fellow alumnae from their own decade. We hope to see you this fall!

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DePauw University strives to maintain accuracy in the preparation of the Annual Honor Roll of Donors. Unfortunately, mistakes do occur. We apologize for the following errors and omissions that appeared in the winter 2009-10 issue of DePauw Magazine. n On page 20 – G. Richard Locke III ’83 and Jean L. Locke, Friend should have appeared in The Washington C. DePauw Society Roster of Annual Members. n On pages 37-79 – Lifetime members of the DePauw Loyalty Society should have been recognized in boldface type in the donor lists for alumni classes, Parent Giving, and Friend, Faculty and Staff. n On page 51 – Marilyn Shultz Evans should have been listed in the Founders Circle of the Class of 1973 donor list. Her gift should also have been listed as a Gift in Memory of Cynthia Van Tassel Yeo. n On page 55 – Giles Richard Locke III should have appeared in the Charter Circle in the Class of 1983 donor list. n On page 60 – Karyn Emison Uptain’s name should have appeared in boldface to recognize her membership in the DePauw Loyalty Society for five or more consecutive years of giving to the DePauw Annual Fund. n On page 68 – Frank Walker Gilmer and Peggy Gilmer should have been listed in the Patrons Circle of the Friends, Faculty and Staff donor list, not in the Parent Giving donor list. n On page 72 – Jean L. Locke should have been listed in the Charter Circle of the Friends, Faculty and Staff donor list. n On page 72 – Daniel F. Evans, Jr. should have been listed in the Founders Circle of the Friends, Faculty and Staff donor list. n On page 72 – Karne Miene Stubbs should have been listed as Karen Miene Stubbs. n On page 87 – Helen L. Poorman ’82 should have been listed as a member of the 2009-10 DePauw Alumni Regional Club in North Texas.


Alumni Programs GOLD alumni event in Chicago Jan. 14.

2009 Summer Send-Off Parties The Office of Admission and Office of Alumni Relations express their appreciation to alumni and parents listed below for hosting this year’s summer send-off parties for incoming first-year students. Thanks to so many loyal friends, DePauw was able to provide parties in 17 locations. If you are interested in hosting a send-off party next summer, please contact Keely Nearpass ’09, admission officer, at keelynearpass@depauw.edu or 800-447-2495. Location

Host

Location

Host

Bloomington, Ind.

Lawrence P. Taylor ’69 and Margaret Taylor

Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Scott A. Fredrick ’87

Stephen C. Jones ’69 and Kathryn Jones

Jo Anne Bowen

Chicago (North)

Bradley J. Simmons ’93 and Julie Simmons

Chicago (West)

William J. and Kim (Klinger ’81) Butler ’82

Katherine Butler ’12

Cincinnati

John J. and Amy (Gurney ’87) Getgey ’87

Grand Rapids, Mich. Colette Engert Harlow ’85 and Robert Harlow Indianapolis

Richard J. and Emily (Mills ’94) Hawk ’93

Indianapolis (North) Stephen N. and Sarah (Morehead ’87) Combs ’87 Lafayette, Ind.

Nasey Shipley

Kathleen Shipley ’11

Lexington, Ky.

Ronald and Kathleen Sink

Kathleen Sink ’12

James P. and Amy (Williams ’90) Getgey ‘88

Merrillville, Ind.

Sherri Ashby Modrak ’87

Minneapolis

Douglas and Anna Mae Lambert

Columbus, Ohio

Rick and Sarah (Robinson ’74) Coffin

Elizabeth ’09 and Greg ’13 Lambert

Matt Coffin ’13

St. Louis

Denver

Carole Summers Shaw ’79 and Kevin Shaw

James H. and Beth (Stewart ’81) Barrett ’79

Kyle ’10 and Andrea ’13 Barrett

South Bend, Ind.

Peter J. and Dinah (Hanson ’00) Sampson ’00

Julia Shaw ‘11

Evansville, Ind.

Robert J. and Alicia (Warner ’00) Davis ’00

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Alumni Programs Mark E. English ’64 organized a gathering of alumni and friends in Naples, Fla., on Feb. 21. The special guest was Robert M. Steele ’69, director of The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics. Attendees included, from left to right: Dinah Eggers Mannlein ’64, Robert B. Harding ’64, Susan Weeks Carson ’64, Philip L. Carson ’64 and Mark E. English ’64.

Presidential receptions

Washington, D.C.

Atlanta

Christine Plank Rales ’74, right, hosted a reception for President Brian W. Casey, left, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21. At center is Christine’s son, Alexander Rales.

Hosts for the Presidential Reception in Atlanta on Feb. 17 were Todd R. Roberson ’82, left, and Marian Blew Roberson ’81. President Brian W. Casey is at right.

Several members of the Class of 2009 were among the Washington, D.C.-area alumni who met and visited with President Brian W. Casey. From left are David M. Cylkowski, Lauren C. Lefebvre, Emily J. Karsnak, Thomas M. Walz, Neal J. McKinney and JooWon Park.

Enjoying the Presidential Reception in Atlanta are, from left, Julie A. Trowbridge ’88, Emily L. Beals ’69, Marcia M. Fuller ’93 and Mark Zeigler.

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Alumni travel programs 2011 The Alumni Relations Office has scheduled seven extraordinary travel programs for DePauw alumni in 2011. Don’t miss out on these tours: HISTORIC REFLECTIONS • April 2-13, 2011 Follow in the wake of great explorers as you navigate across the sapphire seas of the Mediterranean on the elegant Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Ports of call on the shores of France, Monaco, Italy, Greece and Turkey will provide a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences. From $3,499 per person double occupancy (including airfare). RADIANT REFLECTIONS • April 15-26, 2011 Discover some of the Mediterranean’s loveliest ports of call while sailing on Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Marina. Explore the legendary and picturesque shores of Spain, France, Monaco and Italy along with many historical treasures on this fascinating voyage. From $3,499 per person double occupancy (including airfare). PASSAGE TO PANAMA • April 26-May 12, 2011 Cruise the fascinating Panama Canal, experience vibrant Key West, take in the colorful beauty of Colombia and Mexico, and discover the exotic wildlife of Costa Rica, while cruising on the elegant and intimate 684-passenger Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. From $3,299 per person double occupancy (including airfare). ALASKAN ADVENTURES • June 21-July 1, 2011 Embrace Alaska’s rugged beauty while cruising on the elegant Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Sail the Seymour Narrows to the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, stopping in the charming Alaskan ports of Wrangell, Skagway, Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan. Price TBD. VIKINGS, KINGS, & CASTLES • July 14-29, 2011 Explore the rich history and dramatic scenery of Northern Europe while cruising on the grand and elegant Marina, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. Interludes in England, Scotland, Norway, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Wales offer delightful insights into ancient customs and traditions. From $5,299 per person double occupancy (including airfare). SCANDINAVIAN & RUSSIAN SPLENDORS • Aug. 7-22, 2011 The best of Scandinavia and Northern Europe is yours to discover in this magical voyage aboard the intimate 684-passenger Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Explore scenic ports, vibrant cities and historic treasures in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden. From $5,299 per person double occupancy (including airfare). JEWELS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN & GREEK ISLES • Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 2011 Follow the development of great civilizations as you navigate across the sapphire seas of the Mediterranean on the luxurious Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Ports of call on the shores of Monaco, Italy, Greece, and Turkey offer a colorful collage of cultural delights. From $3,499 per person double occupancy (including airfare). For more information about these exciting tours, to obtain a brochure and learn how to register, contact the DePauw Alumni Relations Office at alumnioffice@depauw.edu or call 877-658-2586. More information is available on the Alumni Relations Web site at www.depauw.edu/alumni. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 35


Class Notes 1927 Margaret I. Johnson celebrated her 104th birthday, Oct. 8, 2009. She lives at 254 N. Merrill St., Fortville, IN 46040. (See photo, left.)

Margaret I. Johnson ’27 1933 Lucy W. Brennan of Garrett, Ind., has established The Bernard R. Brennan Endowed Scholarship Fund at DePauw in memory of her late husband, Bernard “Pete” Brennan. To honor their long association with the City of Garrett and DeKalb County, the Brennan Scholarship Fund will be used to provide financial aid for students admitted to and enrolled at DePauw, who have resided in DeKalb County for at least one year prior to graduation from a public or private high school or have been home schooled in accordance with State of Indiana guidelines, and have demonstrated financial need.

1940

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Woodland Pond Circle, #335, New Paltz, NY 12561. She would enjoy hearing from DePauw classmates. Her e-mail address is doris.b.armstrong@gmail.com.

1947 John “Jack” S. Wells Jr. and Deborah Trees Loupee ’51 were married May 22, 2009, on Debbie’s 80th birthday. They live at 901 Bloomfield Club Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Jack’s e-mail address is swellj@aol.com. Debbie’s e-mail address is dloupee@att.net.

1948 John J. Baughman, professor emeritus of history at DePauw, received the Washburn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s first-ever award for historic preservation. He is author of numerous articles and papers concerning DePauw and the Methodist Church in Indiana. Baughman is author of Our Past, Their Present: Historical Essays on Putnam County, Indiana; and DePauw University: A Pictorial History.

1951 Deborah Trees Loupee was married on her 80th birthday, May 22, 2009, to John “Jack” S. Wells Jr. ’47. Debbie was attended by her son, Richard; son, Robert E. Loupee ’76; and daughter, Elizabeth Loupee Lippert ’78. Debbie and Jack live at 901 Bloomfield Club Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Debbie’s e-mail address is dloupee@att.net. Jack’s e-mail address is swellj@aol.com.

Class Notes Policy The class notes section of DePauw Magazine allows DePauw alumni to keep their classmates and the University current on their careers, activities and whereabouts. All information for class notes should be sent to DePauw University, DePauw Magazine, 300 E. Seminary Street, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also fax the information to 765-658-4625 or e-mail to dgrooms@ depauw.edu. Photographs will be used as space allows and cannot be returned. If you submit digital photos, the images should be shot at the highest resolution on the digital camera. Images must be saved at the highest resolution or 300 ppi minimum in JPEG format. In the interest of privacy, we will publish home and e-mail addresses only if an alumnus or alumna specifically requests us to do so. Class notes printed in DePauw Magazine will also be included in the online version of the magazine. Please direct class note questions to Larry Ligget, editorial assistant, DePauw University, P.O. Box 37, 300 E. Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. Phone: 765-658-4627; fax 765-658-4625; e-mail larryligget@depauw.edu. – Editor

Ruth Ritz Rusie is featured in United Way’s national brand advertising in 2010 because she received the most votes in a national contest. The contest sought “authentic moving stories of how people are living united.” Ruth is a 91-year-old former teacher who shares her love of reading with parents and children. She won the contest with her story, “90 Years and Still Teaching.” Ruth volunteers helping local residents with literacy skills. She is co-chair of the annual campaign for United Way of Indiana’s Morgan County.

1943 Penny Parker (Ellen Pengilly), Atlanta, is winning first place honors in the 80+ age group in international style standard silver categories in regional ballroom dancing competitions.

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Members of the 1951-52 DePauw classes at the Art Institute of Chicago included C. Emily Clifford Wilson ’51, Barbara Miller Meeker ’52, Janet Lewis Williams ’52, Janet Sollitt Scholtes ’52 and Richard W. Scholtes. (Barbara Tucker Bryant ’52, not attending this tour, usually joins the group.)


Class Notes 1957 Charles E. Ballinger is co-editor of Balancing the School Calendar: Perspectives from the Public and Stakeholders. Charles is executive director emeritus of the National Association for Year-Round Education. (See Recent Words, page 24.) Vernon E. Jordan Jr. was a recipient of the Du Bois Medal, Dec. 4, 2009. The medal is presented by Harvard University Institute of Politics W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. Vernon received the medal in recognition of contributions to African and AfricanAmerican Culture.

1958 James H. Williams ’52

1952 Barbara Miller Meeker is tour director for a group of 1951 and 1952 DePauw alumni who get together annually for a mini-reunion. This year they met in Munster, Ind., and took a limousine to the Art Institute of Chicago to tour the new wing that opened in May 2009. (See photo, previous page.) James H. Williams lives in Champaign, Ill., and was an active member of Champaign West Rotary Club for 22 years. He received the Rotarian of the Year honor twice. Because he was not eligible to receive the award again, Rotary Club created a special plaque, The Jimbo Award For Outstanding Services, for Jim. The plaque has a weed eater depicted on it because of Jim’s 16-year effort involving the club with helping the city of Champaign with its ADOPT-A-Highway project. (See photo, above.)

1955 Nicholas H. Kalvin and his wife, Judy, live at 2240 21st St. S.W., Naples, FL 34117. Nick is a retired ophthalmologist. Their e-mail address is judithkalvin2240@comcast.net.

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Ronald E. Coons and his longtime companion, Charles Linn, were married June 27, 2009, in Willimantic, Conn., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Ron is former senior warden for the church and currently serves on the vestry and as assistant organist. Ron is professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut. Ruth Falk Redel has had an annual poetry contest named in her honor by The Heartland Review, the literary magazine sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Elizabethtown, Ky. The poems she selected for the first contest were published during fall 2009. Ruth retired from the college in 1999. She continues encouraging writers and teaches literature classes for home-schooled students. Carolyn Hancock Cleland played her first harp recital on Aug. 30, 2009, in Greensburg, Ind. Carolyn plays for weddings, parties, at hospitals, nursing homes and church services. Carolyn lives at 9754 South 100 East, Milroy, IN 46156.

1959 Willis “Bing” H. Davis spoke at DePauw on Oct. 28, 2009, about his life as an artist. Bing is founder and retired president of the Willis Bing Davis Art Studio & Gallery in Dayton, Ohio.

1960 The Black Friar reunion will be held June 11-13, 2010. For more information, contact Richard M. Bobb at ptbobb@bellsouth.net. . Nancee Burkett Dickson and her husband, a surgeon, spent six weeks in a Christian

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni hospital in Bangladesh near the Myanmar (Burma) border on the Bay of Bengal. On previous mission trips, they have assisted with patient care and during this most recent trip, set up a central storeroom of medical supplies. Joseph S. Goddard Jr. was inducted into Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School Foundation Hall of Fame, Oct. 9, 2009. He is a veteran sportswriter, and his columns have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Doings of Hinsdale. Richard “Dick” H. Tomey retired as head football coach at San Jose State University, Dec. 5, 2009. He is currently president of American Football Coaches Association. He was inducted into Michigan City (Ind.) High School Football Hall of Fame, July 20, 2009.

1964 Roger B. Nelsen is co-editor of The Calculus Collection: A Resource for AP and Beyond. He is professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark College. (See Recent Words, page 26.)

1965

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni Robert B. and Elizabeth (Gross) Holland were recipients of the 2009 Good Samaritans of the Year Award from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill. In recognition of their contribution toward inpatient oncology services, the hospital dedicated the future inpatient oncology unit in honor of Bob and Betsy’s son, Kenneth B. Holland ’92, to be named the Kenneth Brooks Holland Oncology Unit.

1967 Peter T. Allen, president of Peter Allen & Associates in Ann Arbor, Mich., gave The

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Class Notes McDermond Center Lecture, Oct. 29, 2009, at DePauw. Dianne Senger Williams is president of Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Conn. She received the 2009 A Friend of CONNTAC Award from the Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative in recognition of “her work in promoting and expanding educational opportunities for Connecticut residents.”

1968 Robert J. Marshall received a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award in 2007. As a clinical faculty member at Warren Alpert Medical School (Brown University) and full-time assistant director at Rhode Island Department of Health, he received the award for a scholarly exchange with Kings College London and the National Social Marketing Centre. During the six-week exchange, Marshall taught public health professionals in the primary care trusts about the application of social marketing to problems in public health. He kept a blog of his experiences, which can be viewed at www.broadstreetpump-ri.blogspot.com/. Timothy W. Olson is senior vice president of business development in Jones Lang LaSalle’s retail division in Atlanta. He is responsible for client relationship management. Rev. Cynthia Stahler Wohlleb is pastor and a teacher at the First Congregational Norwich Hill Church in Huntington, Mass.

at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, Nov. 19, 2009. His speech was titled “The EmployeeEmployer Contract In The Global Economy.” Tim is chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc. in Indianapolis. He is a member of the board of directors of Ashland Inc., a global specialty chemicals company. Tim is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees.

1970

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni James A. Christman was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in November 2009. James is an attorney and partner with the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago. J. Patrick Grady is author of Homesteading Along the Creek: Pioneer Life in Cave Creek, Arizona, 1890-1940. His book gives a history of Cave Creek, Ariz., the community where Patrick lives. Bruce A. Wohlfeld and his wife, Susan, live at 411 Walnut St., #4967, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. After five years of retirement, Bruce has taken a position as an administrative officer with the Peace Corps for the Eastern Caribbean.

1971 Kay Heckman Hervey received a Life Time Achievement Award in November 2009, in recognition of her work with the visually impaired for more than 30 years. Dr. Jack A. Lenhart practices family and geriatric medicine in Schnecksville, Pa. He is medical director at Valley Preferred. John T. Neighbours received a 2009 Charles L. Whistler Award, given by the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office in collaboration with the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Oct. 27, 2009. The award recognizes individuals who, outside the regular duties of their chosen profession, have brought together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis. John is a partner at the law firm of Baker & Daniels, LLP. and is chairman-elect of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

1972 Allen W. Molineux’s composition, “Amazing Transformations,” was performed in October 2009 by the Carter Mountain Brass Band in Gilford, N.H.

1973 Carson R. Yeager is president of Midwestern states for Northern Trust Corporation. He is responsible for management of all offices outside of Illinois.

1969 Dr. John “Jack” W. Payne is chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology department at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in Illinois. He received the Adventist Midwest Health Stewardship Award. Theodore “Tim” M. Solso spoke at DePauw

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In September 2009, Laurie Duncan-McWethy ’71 hosted a group of alumni and friends at her home in Boulder, Colo., and for dinner on the Pearl Street Mall. The dinner group included: Back row, left to right, Burton J. Sears ’70, Marilyn Ehman Dallet ’70, Cathy Healy Hofmann ’69, David L. Wann Jr. ’71, Max Messman ’71, Barbara Zaring ’69, Laurie Duncan-McWethy ’71 and Christopher J. Wurster ’69. Middle row: Anne Wright Schmidt ’71, Lee W. Milne ’70, Mary Ganz ’71, Lela C. Carney ’70, Edwina Dorsey Messman, Michele Fort Merrill ’71, Priscilla O’Connell ’71 and Edward M. Greene ’71. Front row: Lynne A. Tweedie ’71 and Wendy Blythe Gifford ’71.


Class Notes 1974 Elisa A. Turner is a part-time instructor of English in the College Prep Writing Lab at Kendall Campus as well as a freelance writer for ARTnews in Miami. She writes an art criticism blog and authors the Artcentric column for Arts Circuits, a print and online guide to the visual arts in Miami.

1975

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni W. David Wilson is chief financial officer of Piper Aircraft.

1977 Miriam Ball Yutzy and David Hickman were married Oct. 17, 2009, in Tempe, Ariz. They live at 1292 W. Lynx Way, Chandler, AZ 85248. David is a professor of trumpet at Arizona State University. Miriam’s e-mail address is classictouch@att.net. (See photo, below.)

1978 William C. Clyde is executive vice president and provost of Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. Cheryl L. Keggan is program support manager for the country of Greece at the Air

Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Cheryl lives in Beavercreek, Ohio. Her e-mail address is clkeggan@aol.com. Kent B. McDill covers the Chicago Bulls for nba.com, the Web site for the National Basketball Association. Kent covered the Bulls from 1988-99 for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Ill., and was the only writer to cover all six NBA champion Bulls teams exclusively. Kent became a freelance writer in 2008 and is now covering the Chicago Fire for mlsnet.com, the Web site for major league soccer. Kent serves as adviser to the school newspaper at Harper College in Palatine, Ill., and writes regularly for The Professional Skaters Association: PS Magazine. His e-mail address is kmcdill@aol.com. Russell M. Schwartz earned a master’s degree in education from Capella University with a specialization in instructional design for online learning. He has been an adviser to Liberia International Christian College since its conception in 2004. Russ’ goal is to use technology to bring remote instructors in the United States and other countries to students at the Ganta campus. J. Scott Troeger is office managing partner at the Elkhart, Ind., office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

1979 Arthur A. Bryant was named Correctional Educator of the Year by the Indiana Correctional Association, Oct. 7, 2009. Art has been a teacher for the Department of Correction since November 1980. Glenn E. Davis is a partner at the law firm of Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C. in St. Louis. His practice focuses on antitrust issues, securities and corporate litigation. He is a member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors.

1980

Miriam S. Ball ’77 and David Hickman

Bruce P. Anshutz and his wife, Margie, adopted Ella Song Anshutz in Guanghou, China, Dec. 9, 2008. Ella was born Feb. 26, 2008. She joins sister Lainey Elizabeth, 6. Bruce is a dentist and recently opened Midtown Dentistry in Terre Haute, Ind., where he has practiced for the past 20 years. Deborah K. Burand was one of five topic leaders for the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). She co-led the Finance Track, “Financing

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni an Equitable Future,” at CGI’s annual meeting in September 2009, in New York City. Carter O. Keith and his wife, Jillian, announce the birth of their twins, Kelly Jennifer and Gavin Ogden Keith, Dec. 30, 2009. Carter’s e-mail address is carterkeith@verizon.net. Barbara Martin Tubekis is one of 20 new members appointed to the Serve Illinois Commission, which supports community volunteerism and administers the AmeriCorps state program in Illinois. Barbara is a member of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors. She is executive director of the Volunteer Center in Winnetka, Ill.

1981 David A. Borbely is offensive line coach for the University of Louisville football program. Donna Good Woodrow was honored as a Teacher of Excellence by the South Montgomery (Ind.) Community School Corporation. She teaches art at the New Market Elementary School in New Market, Ind. Kay E. Pashos is vice president of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel at Alliant Energy Corporation, based in Wisconsin. Steven R. Simpson is a partner and creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. He was a winner in the Communication Arts’ 2009 Advertising Annual in Menlo Park, Calif. Mark P. Utterback is president and chief executive officer of Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri.

1982 Ann P. Corley is in the cast of Law Abiding Citizen. The movie opened nationwide Oct. 16, 2009. J. David Gislason is program director at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Alton (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Brian W. Riley and his family have been raising a miracle one puppy at a time for the past three years. The Riley family are volunteer

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Class Notes puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that provides highly skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities. Lisa E. Ritter lives at 4344 Stillwater Way, Plainfield, IN 46168. She works for Harris Bank in Plainfield. Her e-mail address is lerriter6@comcast.net. Michael J. Woodruff and Marshall W. Reavis IV ’84 traveled to Nigeria and Ghana as part of their board work for Christian International Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports doctorallevel studies for leaders from the developing world. Mike’s focus was on seminary curriculum and faculty development, while Marshall concentrated on microfinance and entrepreneurialism. Mike is senior pastor at Christ Church in Lake Forest, Ill., and Marshall is founder/owner of Chicago-based SVM. (See photo, below.)

1983 Elizabeth A. Enloe is vice president of technology at Specialty Risk Services in Hartford, Conn. Benjamin P. Hohman and fellow classmates met in North Capitva Island, Fla., in November 2009. (See photo, above.) Melvin E. Lee is a captain in the United States Navy. He received the Legion of Merit Award in November 2009 for actions

DePauw classmates from the Class of 1983 met in Florida. They included James M. Mullin ’83, Steven W. Huber ’83, Stephen E. Bennett ’83, G. Douglas Stewart ’83, Benjamin P. Hohman ’83 and David A. Morris ’83. as deputy commander of Task Force 69, executing submarine operations in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and the seas surrounding Africa. Lee serves as chief of staff to the commander, Navy Region Hawaii. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Kailua, Hawaii, with their daughter, Brophy, 11. Debra Markstone Castino was named one of the top 10 realtors with F.C Tucker Company in Indiana. She is a vice president and lifetime president’s club member. She lives in Noblesville, Ind., with her husband, Bill. They have one son in college and another son in high school. Deb’s e-mail address is dcastino@talktotucker.com. David A. Morris was speaker for The Robert C. McDermond Center Lecture Series, Nov. 10, 2009. David is senior vice president and managing director of Grubb & Ellis/ Gundaker Commercial in St. Louis. Gregory K. Ruark is executive director of Terre Haute (Ind.) Family Y. Greg is part-time assistant women’s soccer coach at DePauw.

1984 Michael J. Woodruff ’82, left, and Marshall W. Reavis ’84 with Blessing Ogunyemi, wife of one of the Ph.D. scholar-leaders who has been supported by the Christian International Scholarship Foundation. Woodruff and Reavis serve on the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.

W. Winston Briggs is a trial lawyer and owner of Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta. He focuses on representing people who have been injured or killed by the negligence and carelessness of others. Marshall W. Reavis IV and Michael J.

Woodruff ’82 traveled to Nigeria and Ghana as part of their board work for Christian International Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports doctorallevel studies for leaders from the developing world. Marshall concentrated on microfinance and entrepreneurialism, while Mike’s focus was on seminary curriculum and faculty development. Marshall is founder/owner of Chicago-based SVM and Mike is senior pastor at Christ Church in Lake Forest, Ill. (See photo, left.)

1985

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni Mark T. Lancaster is vice president of business development for Advanced Fund Administration of the Summit, N.J., office. John A. Perry is senior associate dean for BioMedical Advancement at Brown University. He leads the team that is responsible for philanthropy, alumni relations and communications for Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School as well as the programs in biology and public health. He and his wife,

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Class Notes Julie, live in Providence, R.I. Thomas A. Trowbridge, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was general chair of the Yankee Dental Congress 35, New England’s largest dental meeting in January 2010. Thomas has offices at Lowell Oral Surgery Associates in Lowell, Mass., and Nashua Oral Surgery Associates in Nashua, N.H. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Andover, Mass. They have two children, Matthew and Rachel.

studies and media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill. (See Recent Words, page 26.) Juliana M. Overmier was a winner of the 2009 Solo Artist Competition sponsored by Chicago Flute Club. She is an instructor of music at East Central University in Ada, Okla.

1988

Jeffrey J. Quinn is head football coach at the University of Buffalo. Jeff was a finalist for the 2009 Broyles Award, which is given to the nation’s top assistant coach. Scott W. Rasmussen is author of In Search of Self-Governance. He is founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, an independent media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion polling information. (See Recent Words, page 27.)

Eric B. Braun is dean of students and associate professor of higher education administration at New England College in Henniker, N.H. His e-mail address is ebraun@nec.edu. Alexandra Lamson Compton is a member of the development department at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She lives in Newark, Ohio, with her husband, Jason, and their three children: Matthew, 11; Christopher, 8; and Sophie, 5. Steven C. Salkeld has opened a dental office, Incredible Changes Dentistry, in Noblesville, Ind. He lives at 17251 Crescent Moon Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060.

1987

1989

Christine Anderson Amidon received the 2009 Indiana School Nurse of the Year Award from the Indiana Department of Education on Nov. 10, 2009, in recognition for her work. She is school nurse and health care coordinator for the Crawfordsville (Ind.) School Corporation. Dennis E. Bland received Marian University’s Franciscan Values Award for leadership in the Indianapolis community. The award is presented to an individual who is “deemed to exemplify the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, including making efforts to serve others.” Dennis is president of Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis. Amy Newbanks Letke is founder and chief executive officer of IntegrityHR in Louisville, Ky. Amy earned a global professional in human resources certification from Human Resource Certification Institute. Elizabeth Nicely O’Toole and her husband, Kevin, announce the adoption of their daughter, Audrey Elizabeth Ru O’Toole, 4, in July 2008, from China. Audrey joins twin brothers Ian and Paul, 11, and sister, Abby, 6, who is also adopted from China. The family lives at 6109 Estuary Court, Fort Collins, CO 80528 in an environmentally friendly house that they recently built. Beth’s e-mail address is ba.otoole@comcast.net. Kent A. Ono is author of Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past. Kent is a professor of Asian American

Brian J. Jaworski was named the 2009 Midwest Conference Coach of the Year. He is head men’s soccer coach at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Brian was formerly assistant men’s soccer coach at DePauw. Scott B. Ullem is vice president and chief financial officer for Bemis Company in Neenah, Wis. Heather K. Unruh is evening news anchor at Boston’s WCVB-TV.

1986

1990 Andrea Heslin Smiley is president of VMS. Andrea is a certified Six Sigma black belt. She is a board member of Indiana Alzheimer’s Association and Indiana Commission for Women. Nancy Knochel Clodfelter and her husband, Will, announce the birth of their daughter, Abby Mei Lin Clodfelter, Aug. 3, 2008. The family lives in Carlsbad, Calif. Nancy’s e-mail address is nancyclod@yahoo.com. David B. Lawrence is president of Arts Council of Indianapolis.

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1991 Wendell L. Bontrager is executive vice president at Tower Bank in Fort Wayne, Ind. Wendell is involved at the board level with local charitable organizations, including Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House, Youth for Christ and Fort Wayne Country Club. Maria Brazil Ianni lives at 6433 High Drive, Mission Hills, KS 66208. Her e-mail address is maria.ianni@mac.com. Amy L. Comer and Kent S. Elliott (RoseHulman Institute of Technology) were married Dec. 27, 2009. They live at 7 Mark Manor, Danville, IN 46122 with their children: Leah, 13; Luke, 12; Mark, 9; and Ava, 2. Barbara Hill Dozier and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their daughter, Elsie Lillian Dozier, May 30, 2009. They live in Chatham, Ill. Barb is technical consultant for SynaptiCore LTD. Her e-mail address is bldjcd@yahoo.com. Andrew T. Ranck is director of the Indianapolis community living and support services program at Damar Services, Indiana’s oldest private not-for-profit provider of residential services for children with developmental disabilities. Douglas F. Schick earned a master’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago. His e-mail address is dfschick@mac.com. Dr. Gregory C. Wiggins is a member of the staff of Bronson Neurosurgery in Kalamazoo, Mich.

1992 Andrew G. Dismore is senior director of product innovation for Denny’s Inc. in Spartanburg, S.C. He received a MenuMasters Award in the Best Limited-Time Offer category for his Plain White Shake. Dr. Kathlyn E. Fletcher and her husband, Jack Littrell, announce the birth of their son, Luke Joseph Littrell, Dec. 18, 2009. Luke joins sister Lily Kae, 3, and brother James Carl, 1, at their home in Milwaukee. Kathy is associate professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her e-mail address is kathlyn. fletcher@gmail.com. James P. Hanlon is a partner with Baker & Daniels LLP. He was named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Karen L. Jung created www.haiti-aid.org to help with Haiti earthquake relief. Karen worked in Haiti for 18 months to help open and run a health clinic in a small town outside of Port Au Prince. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 41


Class Notes Michael N. Pagano is a member of the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association. Michael is a magistrate of Lake Superior Court County Division 3. Jill Pool Roth; her husband, Brian, their son, Charlie, 8; and daughter, Naomi, 4, live in Seattle. Jill teaches high school Spanish. Brian works for United Airlines. Jill would enjoy hearing from classmates. Her e-mail address is jill_roth@email.com. Michael G. and Ann (Walters) Randall announce the birth of their daughter, Emeline Beatrice Randall, July 30, 2009. Emeline joins brother Bennett, 5, and sister Josie, 3. Mike’s e-mail address is mikerandall30@hotmail.com. Ann’s e-mail address is aer1731@hotmail.com.

1993 Richard W. Abraham and his wife, Ruth, announce the birth of their daughter, Annabel Grace Abraham, Aug. 16, 2009. Rick’s e-mail address is rwabraham@cox.net. Stephanie J. Pedretti is a flutist and performed at Duncan Hall in Lafayette, Ind., Nov. 1, 2009. Her latest CD is Parisian Nights. Tamika Ragland Nordstrom is one of The 2009 Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers selected by Georgia Trend magazine. She was also named as a Rising Star for 2009. Tamika is a partner at Miller and Martin, PLLC, in the Atlanta office. She practices in the area of employment litigation defense. Mary Kay Rivard and Bobby Dorr were married Oct. 23, 2009, on Marco Island, Fla. They live in Breckenridge, Colo. On Nov. 19, 2010, Mary Kay was invited to Washington,

D.C., to testify in front of the House Subcommittee on early childhood elementary and secondary education of Congress for a hearing on improving the literacy skills of children and young adults. Mary Kay is student services director for Summit School District in Colorado. Her e-mail address is mk.dore@yahoo.com. (See photo, below left.) Janet L. Tennyson and her husband, Hug Manzano, announce the birth of their son, Benjami Manzano, Nov. 5, 2009. Janet is an administrator with Oxford TEFL in Barcelona, Spain. Hug is a director with Banesto Bank. Janet’s e-mail address is janet. tennyson@gmail.com. Mark A. Toole is a world religions professor in the religion and philosophy department at High Point University in High Point, N.C. Kerri (Wightman) and Mark W. Nelson announce the birth of their son, Cooper James Nelson, June 26, 2009. Kerri and Mark were married Nov. 3, 2007, in Atlanta and live in Ypsilanti, Mich. Mark is a lawyer in private practice with Murphy & Nelson as well as the part-time magistrate for Ypsilanti Township’s 14-B District Court. Kerri is an executive meeting manager for Eagle Crest Conference Resort.

1994 Jeffrey S. Smith is owner of the Indianapolis-based business City Wide Maintenance, a management company for the building maintenance industry. Jeffrey received the 2009 Best of Business Award in the janitorial service, contract basis category, from the Small Business Commerce Association. Dr. Donald “Mick” N. and Mary (Reid ’97) Sullivan announce the birth of their daughter, Beatrice Adelaide Sullivan, Oct. 14, 2009. Beatrice joins brother Oscar, 3, at their home in Springfield, Ill. Mick is an orthopaedic surgery resident at Southern Illinois University. Mary retired after nine years of service as a firefighter in Decatur, Ill. Mick’s e-mail address is dsullivan@siumed.edu. Mary’s e-mail address is weaselreid@yahoo.com.

1995

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Laura Allport Hammack is a member of the Monroe (Ind.) County YMCA board of directors in Bloomington, Ind. Angela Hicks Bowman was honored Oct. 27, 2009, with DePauw’s Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The medal was presented

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni to her as she delivered a lecture to the Management Fellows at DePauw. Angie is the founder of Angie’s List. She was a participant in a White House forum, Jan. 14, 2010, discussing modernizing government. Kelly Novy Anderson is a nursing home administrator. She and her husband, Brad, have been traveling the country, living in nine states in the last five years. Patrick “Pat” B. Roberts and his wife, Allison, announce the birth of their son, Ryder Don Roberts, June 2, 2009. Ryder joins sister, Sophia, 3, at their home in High Bridge, N.J. Pat is director of college scouting for the Cleveland Browns.

1996 Alina Bower Willig and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their son, Bower Christiaan Willig, Jan. 11, 2010. Bower joins sister Gracie Jane, 6, at their home in Winona Lake, Ind. Philip J. Hiscock is chief of the criminal division of the McHenry County (Ill.) State’s Attorney’s Office. Kendra D. Roberts is a master jeweler. She was on an episode of HGTV’s That’s Clever! filmed in her studio in New York City. Her inspiration and work was featured in the February 2009 issue of Jewelry Artist magazine. Daniel R. Roy is a partner in Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels. He focuses his practice in business litigation. (See photo, right.) Kathleen Shean Zapata is director Daniel R. Roy ’96 of organizational development for Rasmussen College in Burr Ridge, Ill. She graduated from the 2009 Rasmussen Leadership Institute, a professional development program. David C. Wolf and Norie Kizaki were married in Nata, Japan. They live in Boulder, Colo. Norie is a rock climbing guide and founder of Undiscovered Japan, which specializes in luxury travel tours to western Japan. David is chief investment officer and


Class Notes a managing partner of BSW Wealth Partners, an independent wealth advisory firm. David would enjoy hearing from DePauw classmates. His e-mail address is david@bsw.com. (See photo, right.)

1997 Matthew W. Bowers and his wife, Emeli, announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Lynn Bowers, Oct. 2, 2009. Matt and Emeli live in Henderson, Nev. They both work for Harrah’s Entertainment. Matt’s e-mail address is mbowers82@hotmail.com. Stuart R. Buttrick is a partner with the law firm of Baker & Daniels LLP in Indianapolis. He was named to the editorial advisory boards with Law360, a daily newswire for business lawyers. Stuart R. Buttrick ’97 (See photo, right.) Mary (Reid) and Donald “Mick” Sullivan ’94 announce the birth of their daughter, Beatrice Adelaide Sullivan, Oct. 14, 2009. Beatrice joins brother Oscar, 3, at their home in Springfield, Ill. Mick is an orthopedic surgery resident at Southern Illinois University. Mary retired after nine years of service as a firefighter in Decatur, Ill. Mary’s e-mail address is weaselreid@yahoo.com. Mick’s e-mail address is dsullivan@siumed.edu. Dr. Devon Thompson Ebbing and her husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of their daughter, Greta Jane Ebbing, July 17, 2009. Greta joins brother A.J., 5, and sister Stella, 3, at their home in Vancouver, Wash. Devon works part time as a pediatrician at the Vancouver Clinic. She is a volunteer leader of the clinic’s Reach Out and Read program, which promotes the importance of parents reading to their young children every day. Devon’s e-mail address is devon-elizabeth@msn.com.

1998 Jaime Best Guthals is director of public relations for Interweave, one of the country’s largest art and craft media companies. Angelette Hines Williams is university relations manager for ITT Corporation’s space systems division in Rochester, N.Y.

David C. Wolf ’96 and Norie Kizaki wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Laura Boback Wolf ’90 and Heather D. Wolf ’99. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the college recruiting process. Angelette was selected as a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Angelette Hines Under 40 awards. Williams ’98 (See photo, right.) Heather McKay Jackson and her husband, Aaron, announce the birth of their son, Ryan Thomas Jackson, Sept. 23, 2009. They live in Wylie, Texas. Heather’s e-mail address is hmjackson77@yahoo.com. Jennifer Philips Bott and her husband, John, announce the birth of their son, Owen Randolph Bott, Sept. 17, 2009. Jennifer was named Outstanding Junior Faculty of the Year at Ball State University. She is the executive director of the M.B.A. and graduate certificate programs at Ball State’s Miller College of Business. C a s s i d y Ruschell Rosenthal joined the law firm of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, in the firm’s Louisville, Ky., office. She is a member of the construction service Cassidy Ruschell group and focuses Rosenthal ’98 on construction

litigation and transactions and general business litigation. (See photo, below left.)

1999 Patricia A. Guagliardo and Jeffrey D. Mohl were married Oct. 24, 2009, in Chicago. They live in Indianapolis. Tricia teaches small business development classes and coaches new entrepreneurs. Jeff runs his own Web and multimedia design business. (See photo, next page.) Jessica Hayden Hornocker and her husband, Dennis, announce the birth of their son, Charles “Charlie” Dennis Hornocker, Aug. 23, 2009. Charlie joins brothers Hayden, 5, and James, 3, at their home in Indianapolis. Jessica is a private tutor and stay-at-home mom. She would enjoy hearing from classmates. Her e-mail address is thehornockers@sbcglobal.net. Dr. Kirstin P. Rhinehart is a partner in the eye care practice of Doctors Kintner and Shearer in Mishawaka, Ind. Kirstin practices in the areas of pediatrics and contact lenses. Jonathan R. Secrest is an associate with the business law firm of Roetzel & Andress, practicing in the Columbus, Ohio, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., offices. Jon focuses his practice on employment-related matters. Bradley K. Stevens was named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Brad is head men’s basketball coach at Butler University.

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Class Notes

Patricia A. Guagliardo ’99 and Jeffrey D. Mohl ’99 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included W. Kenney Marlatt ’00 (groomsman), Jason M. Anders ’97, William C. Marlatt ’65, Benjamin C. Everson ’99, Brian J. Fisher ’97, S. Troy Cummings ’96, Kelly A. Conway ’99 (maid of honor), Richard F. Jones ’98, Erica K. Amoni ’99, Brian A. White ’99, Kirstin P. Rhinehart ’99, Amber L. Ewing ’99, Ryan J. Danks ’99 (groomsman), Katy J. Brett ’01, Kimberly Paradise Ridder ’99, John H. Bankhurst ’99 (groomsman), Elizabeth L. Martin ’99, Nicole B. Johnson ’99, Julie Kasl Wood ’99, Jeremy P. Seitz ’99 and Elizabeth Hambidge Seitz ’00.

2000

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni Allison K. Bell and Brian Abrahams (University of Missouri) were married June 5, 2009, in Negril, Jamaica. They live in Dallas. (See photo, above right.) Jason J. Biss and Jill M. Tyner (Creighton University) were married July 11, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. They live at 3652 Ellison Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Jason earned a law degree from Creighton University School of Law and is a deputy prosecutor with Tippecanoe County (Ind.) Prosecutor’s Office. Jill is pursuing a degree in pharmacy from Purdue University School of Pharmacy. Jason’s e-mail address is jjbiss@hotmail.com (See photo, right.) Jennifer Burger Herrmann is a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Kightlinger & Gray, LLP. Jennifer was listed in the Rising Stars List published in 2010 Indiana Jennifer Burger Herrmann ’00 44 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

Super Lawyers. Jennifer focuses her practice on products liability, premises liability, toxic tort, contract law and insurance defense litigation. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and son. (See photo, below left.) Jennifer Murman Rolfsrud and her husband, Ford, announce the birth of their daughter, Kaia Lynn Rolfsrud, Jan. 26, 2009. Jennifer is an attorney. Ford is a junior high school math teacher. W. Marshall Sims is brand manager for Gillette at The Procter & Gamble Company. His

Allison K. Bell ’00 and Brian Abrahams e-mail address is marshallsims@hotmail.com. Sean J. and Katherine (Sermersheim ’02) Sreniawski announce the birth of their son, Jacob Casimir Sreniawski, Feb. 13, 2010. Sean is pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Central Florida. Katie is project manager at the University of Central Florida. They live in Orlando, Fla.

2001 Sarah Campbell Wood and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of their daughter, Harker Broussard Wood, April 6, 2009. They live in Colleyville, Texas. Sarah’s e-mail address is scampbellwood@hotmail.com.

Jason J. Biss ’00 and Jill M. Tyner wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included John B. Holborow ’00, Jason R. Gray ’00, Larry G. Jovanovic ’00, David W. Garrison ’01, Andrew D. Elliott ’00, Anna Rivard Biss ’04, Ian E. Biss ’04 (best man and brother of the groom), Erin McDaniel Jovanovic ’00 and Erica Kruse Garrison ’01.


Class Notes Kara B. Cebuiko recently earned a doctoral degree in sociology from Indiana University. She is a member of the sociology department at Providence College in Providence, R.I. Melissa (Dorko) and Jacob A. Swartz ’02 announce the birth of their son, Bastian Asher Swartz, June 22, 2009. They live in Chicago. Joy M. Duginske and Frederick M. Crampton were married Dec. 30, 2006. They live in Chicago. Joy is a student at Loyola University’s School of Social Work. Fred is director of pharmacy business services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. (See photo, below.) Jennifer (Geary) and Jess D. Riefe announce the birth of their daughter, Paige Caroline Riefe, Nov. 7, 2009. They live in Chicago. Erin (Hogan) and Greggory R. Simril announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Ryan Simril, Sept. 26, 2009. Lydia joins brother Eli, 4, and sister Reagan, 3, at their home in Noblesville, Ind. Erin’s e-mail address is hogan4444@hotmail.com. Gregg’s e-mail address is gregg.simril@chrobinson.com. Kristina Kelwaski Pauling and her husband, Josh, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Pauling, Dec. 21, 2009. They live in Lancaster, S.C. Their e-mail address is kristipauling@hotmail.com. Katherine M. McCleary obtained National Board Certified Teacher status in 2009; less than 3 percent of teachers in the nation achieve this certification. She earned a master’s degree in education from DePaul University in 2004. Katherine is an English teacher and instructional support coach at St. Charles North High School. She and her husband, Benjamin J. Griswold ’01, live in St. Charles, Ill. They have a daughter, Laine, 1. Katherine’s e-mail address is katherine.mccleary@d303.org. Vanessa E. Von Hendy and Christopher Wilson were married, Oct. 16, 2009, in Hahei,

Vanessa E. Von Hendy ’01 and Christopher Wilson

Sara J. Grunden ’02 and Stephen Kuhs

New Zealand. Vanessa is a veterinary resident in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University. Her e-mail address is vvonhend@ purdue.edu. (See photo, above.)

Spanish language public affairs radio show. (See photo, center left.) Michael C. and Anne (Plymate ’03) Field announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Jane Field, Aug. 5, 2009. They live in Chicago. Mike is a high school social studies teacher. Anne is associate brand manager at Kraft Foods. Mike’s e-mail address is mfield48@yahoo.com. Anne’s e-mail address is annepfield@sbcglobal.net. Sara J. Grunden and Stephen Kuhs were married Oct. 17, 2009, in Richmond, Va. Sara is a copywriter at The Martin Agency, an advertising agency in Richmond. Her e-mail address is wormfood33@gmail.com. (See photo, above.) Elisha L. Modisett earned a J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. She is government and public affairs manager for Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis. Natalie M. Moore and Blake A. Koriath (University of North Carolina) were married May 30, 2009, in Carmel. Ind. Natalie is a Six Sigma Black Belt at Eli Lilly and Company. Blake is a senior financial analyst at ExactTarget. They live in Fishers, Ind. Their e-mail address is koriath@me.com. (See photo, next page.) Katherine (Sermersheim) and Sean J. Sreniawski ’00 announce the birth of their son, Jacob Casimir Sreniawski, Feb. 13, 2010. Katie is project manager at the University of Central Florida. Sean is pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Central Florida. They live in Orlando, Fla.

2002 M e l i s s a M. Britton is Latino Outreach coordinator for the city of Bloomington, Ind. Melissa received the Emerging Leader Award, in Melissa M. Britton ’02 recognition of her work with Latino immigrants, given during Women’s History Month in 2009 by the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women. She also received the Producer of the Year Award from WFHB radio station for work producing the ¡Hola! Bloomington

Joy M. Duginske ’01 and Frederick M. Crampton ’01

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Class Notes Jacob A. and Melissa (Dorko ’01) Swartz announce the birth of their son, Bastian Asher Swartz, June 22, 2009. They live in Chicago. Alexander H. Yates and Jessica Fogle were married Dec. 20, 2008, in Indianapolis. Alex’s e-mail address is alexhyates@hotmail.com. (See photo, below right.)

2003 Guillermo “Will” Amezcua is a member of a team of students at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management that has taken first place at the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case competition. Will is a member of DePauw’s Alumni Board of Directors. Aarti A. Bajaj earned a master’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University in 2006. She is a doctoral degree candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Her e-mail address is abajaj@ku.edu. John “J.T.” Benton is a member of the advisory board of GreenNurture. J.T. is senior vice president of sales at Higher Ed Growth. Jacob J. Coy is senior associate and executive assistant to the director of conduct policy at Financial Services Authority. Jacob is a member of the division’s senior management team, sits on the joint risk committee for conduct issues and is a member of the senior policy board. He co-authored two guides to further financial capability in the United Kingdom. His e-mail is jacob@xinchai.net. Meghann Huels Dials was The Robert C. McDermond Center Lecture Series speaker, March 4, 2010, at DePauw. Meggie is partner relationship manager at ExactTarget. Alyssa L. Klein earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in May 2009. She is John E. Dolibois European Center coordinator at Miami University of Ohio. Alyssa would enjoy hearing from DePauw classmates. Her e-mail address is kleinal@muohio.edu. Anne (Plymate) and Michael C. Field ’02 announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Jane Field, Aug. 5, 2009. They live in Chicago. Anne is an associate brand manager at Kraft Foods. Mike is a high school social studies teacher. Anne’s e-mail address is annpfield@sbcglobal net. Mike’s e-mail address is mfield48@yahoo.com.

Natalie M. Moore ’02 and Blake A. Koriath wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Mary K. Huse ’02, Heidi Rochner Thayer ’02, Andrew T. Thayer ’02, Kristal Brick Rauch ’02, Christi Soule Thompson ’02, James B. Combs ’99, Katherine Sermersheim Sreniawski ’02, Richard E. Schulte ’69, Macey Wenzel Judd ’02, Haley Carney Altman ’02, Richard C. Kraege ’70, Anne Beekman Kraege ’70, Nancy L. Nicely ’01, Michael L. Smith ’70, Susan Leet Smith ’71, Sarah Smith Moore ’01 (bridesmaid), Gregory McGarvey ’72, Stephen L. Todd ’91, Nikki Dillard ’01 (bridesmaid), Brian W. Jennings ’99, Darcy L. Vannatta ’02 (bridesmaid), Kyle J. Moore ’00 (groomsman), Hilary A. White ’02 (bridesmaid), P. Heath Hayward ’02 (groomsman), Tara Karasch Hayward ’02, Kyle W. Maynor ’02, Lauren Knauer Stahl ’02, Chad W. Hinton ’01, Jacob P. Bracken ’02, Amy Kostrzewa Bracken ’02, Jonathan A. Klinginsmith ’99 and Megan Greves Klinginsmith ’99.

Alexander H. Yates ’02 and Jessica Fogle wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Christopher L. Grashoff ’01, Sarah Holian Grashoff ’01, Zachary A. Miller ’02 (groomsman), Todd J. Lane ’01 (groomsman), Jeffrey A. Springer ’01 (groomsman), Whitney D. Ramsay ’06, Katherine E. Rappaport ’09 (bridesmaid), James V. Cerone II ’86, Bradley A. Pierce ’01, Nathan R. Husmann ’01 (groomsman), Molly Carrell Pierce ’01, Rebecca Collevechio Applegate ’02, Kyle A. Applegate ’01, Brian P. Tyler ’01, Seth E. Johnson ’01, Matthew P. Dinn ’02 (groomsman) and Heather Boody Dinn ’02.

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Class Notes 2004 Matthew J. Kleymeyer and Andrea K. Speller ’06 were married Sept. 26, 2009, in Indianapolis. (See photo, page 50.) Christopher B. Lett and Kendell C. Crager ’07 were married July 18, 2009, in Greencastle, Ind. (See photo, left.) Elin P. Raun and Blake C. Royer ’05 were married, Aug. 1, 2009, in Bloomington, Ind. (See photo, below left) Stephen J. Robinson is a student at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management pursuing, a master’s degree in business administration. Kathryn L. Welter and Rick Bieterman were married on Feb. 12, 2010, in San Francisco. Katy earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in June 2009. She and her father will open Welter National Bank in Valparaiso.

Kendell C. Crager ’07 and Cristopher B. Lett ’04 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included S. Brett McArthur ’07, Allison Koehler Curtis ’07, Samuel S. Rund ’08, Nancy Palmeter Harkness ’89, Robert B Batchelder Jr. ’90, Joshua M. Yoder ’05, Andrew L. Schmitt ’04, Kristin Briney Schmitt ’05, Scott A. Harkness ’89, Leanne Longstreth Batchelder ’89, Louis A. Pagano Jr. ’08, Wesley M. Anderson ’06, Ryan P. Bezy ’03, Benjamin A. Betz ’04, Timothy D. Tharp ’03, Laura B. Schafer ’06, Matthew P. Galasso ’06, Jami Snodgrass Bezy ’03, Kelly Roske Bennett ’04, Laura Tharp Brim ’01, Andrew D. Demorotski ’03, Ryan A. Spaulding ’04, Elizabeth A. Farrelly ’07, Danielle L. Elsner ’07, Jennifer Townsend Galasso ’07, Catheryne E. Shuman ’08, Elizabeth A. Haneline ’07, L. Matthew Bennett ’03, Kathryn Dyall Nicely ’06, Carolyn R. Thatcher ’07, Jennifer A. Bonesteel ’05, Christine M. Garrabrant ’05, Lyndsay L. Moy ’10, Brooke Hartings Uebelhor ’05, Eileen M. Wiedbrauk ’06, Matthew J. Frye ’08, M. Katherine Kaminski ’07, Elisabeth Sugrue Button ’05, Scott O. Ludlow ’03, Jennifer Pope Baker ’89, Charlene D. Becker ’06, Daniel L. Solis ’07 and Katherine S. Holloway ’07.

Elin P. Raun ’04 and Blake C. Royer ’05 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Joanne Royer Barnard ’86, Natalie Biddlecombe Johnson ’04, Mary Hancock Starkey ’04, Austin M. Diaz ’05, Molly V. Young ’04, Lauren M. Peoples ’04, Matthew J. Henning ’97, Matthew D. Dellinger ’97, Erin S. Hayne ’04, Nicholas D. Kindelsperger ’05, Brooke Bailey Seufert ’04, J. Kyle Sturgeon ’06, Tyler S. Hollett ’05, Bradley E. Bachmann ’78, Amy MacDoniels Rhodes ’04. Christopher V. Rhodes ’03, Maxwell T. Wastler ’03 and Jason A. Asbury ’95.

2005

June 9-13, 2010 www.depauw.edu/alumni Kirsten Brown Rohrscheib and her husband, Brad, announce the birth of their son, Luke Jeffrey Rohrscheib, Sept. 7, 2009. Audra M. Butts is grant director for Indiana Department of Transportation. Tanner J. Coulter and Erin E. Dodd ’06 were married Aug. 16, 2008, in Indianapolis. Tanner’s e-mail address is tannercoulter@ gmail.com. Erin’s e-mail address is ecoulter6@ gmail.com. (See photo, page 49.) Aaron M. Gress is a Peace Corps volunteer working in sustainable agriculture in Ecuador. He is working on crop and livestock production and preservation, organizing networks of local farmers and teaching business practices to members of the agricultural community. Lya M. Kostroski and Todd Hurst (University of Indianapolis) were married Oct. 17, 2009, in Minneapolis. Lya and Todd live in the Twin Cities area. Lya’s e-mail address is lyahurst@gmail.com. (See photo, next page.) Kyle P. McGrath and Danielle M. Dravet ’07 were married Oct. 10, 2009. (See photo, page 51.) Blake C. Royer and Elin P. Raun ’04 were married, Aug. 1, 2009, in Bloomington, Ind. (See photo, left.) Laura M. Windisch and Jason Mahaffey Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 47


Class Notes (United States Air Force Academy) were married Sept. 26, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. Laura is an ICU nurse. Jason is a B-52 pilot for the Air Force. They live in Minot, N.D. Laura’s e-mail address is laura.m.mahaffey@ gmail.com. (See photo, below right.) Sarah E. Young and David J. Hafley were married Aug. 8, 2009, in Indianapolis. They live in Austin, Texas. David is a Web developer for MyEdu.com. Sarah is pursuing a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Texas. (See photo, below right.)

2006 Jessica A. Beeson and John Tocco (Holy Cross University) were married Aug. 7, 2009, in Nashville, Ind. They are living in Vietnam. Jess is the director of the American Chamber of Commerce and works for the United Way of Vietnam. John works for Gannon Vietnam. Jess’ e-mail address is jessica.ann.beeson@ gmail.com. (See photo, next page.) Craig A. Cunningham is an associate with Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, in Indianapolis. He practices in the litigation department. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois School of Law. Erin E. Dodd and Tanner J. Coulter ’05 were married Aug. 16, 2008, in Indianapolis. Erin’s e-mail address is ecoulter6@gmail.com. Tanner’s e-mail address is tannercoulter@ gmail.com. (See photo, next page.) Iris L. Dooling was named an Eli Segal Fellow at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the national service agency that oversees AmeriCorps. Iris is a former AmeriCorps member. Stephanie T. Gurga is an artist on piano, harpsichord, organ and fortepiano. She has appeared in concert as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and choral conductor, giving performances in Europe and the United States. Lauren E. Hendrix and James C. Vasquez (University of St. Louis) were married April 25, 2009, in St. Louis. They live in Ballwin, Mo. Lauren is a chiropractor. Jamie is a consultant with restaurant.com. Lauren’s e-mail address is laurenevasquez@gmail.com. (See photo, next page.) Elizabeth “Libby” A. Huffman participated in the Ride for World Health cross-country bike ride April-May 2010. The cyclists rode from San Diego, Calif., to Washington, D.C., a 3,300 mile journey. Libby is a student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Andrea K. Speller and Matthew J. Kleymeyer ’04 were married Sept. 26, 2009, 48 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

Lya M. Kostroski ’05 and Todd Hurst wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Sara M. Peterson ’05 (bridesmaid), Peter W. Kostroski ’07 (groomsman), Natalie K. Beardsley ’07 (bridesmaid), Maegan Rooke Waltz ’05, Trent C. Waltz ’05, Victoria Klaubo Patrick ’04, Ryan E. Patrick ’04, Emily R. Knarr ’05, Sheila M. Madden ’05, Jordan A. Dillon ’05, Claire L. Hinsch ’05, Gina M. Mancuso ’05, Deborah Davila Neves ’05, Molly E. Herrmann ’05, Kristopher A. Kozlowski ’05, Melissa A. Llano ’05, Stephanie Hartman Marston ’05, Benjamin G. Marston ’04, Ryan M. Heffernan ’06, Andrea Speller Kleymeyer ’06, Kye T. Hawkins ’06, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05, Jane S. Davis ’05, Amy E. Allen ’05, Dianne Korff Beardsley ’75, Richard L. Beardsley ’75 and Carl A. Beardsley ’09.

Laura M. Windisch ’05 and Jason Mahaffey wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Jacklyn Norris Roth ’06 (maid of honor), John M. Roth Jr. ’04, Justin B. Mathes ’06, Annette Hammes Brolsma ’05, Christopher W. Brolsma ’05 and Andrea E. Sununu (professor of English at DePauw).

Sarah E. Young ’05 and David J. Hafley ’05 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Jacqueline B. Natz ’05, Jennifer B. Ryan ’05, David J. Edmonds ’04, Meredith B. Rinaker ’05, Nancy Eshcoff Boyer ’73, Sarah “Sally” Graser Gray ’73, Deborah J. Daniels ’73, Kimberlee Tweedy Young ’73, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05, Brannon W. Hart ’05, Bethany G. Brewer ’05, Zachary D. Peterselli ’05, Marshall F. Kuresman ’05, Kate R. Nickols ’05, Alexandra G. Gray ’05, Philip D. Gray ’13, Julie V. Thayer ’06, Elliott J. Powell ’05, Katherine S. Smith ’05, Eliza P. Johnson ’05, Katherine Gehring Erdel ’04, Mary R. Godley ’07, Natasha Ranjan ’05, Laura L. Kurdys ’05, Allison C. John ’04, Anna C. Vander Broek ’05, Jameson A. Young ’02, R. Gray Tweedy ’80, Blake L. Erdel ’04, Matthew J. McMahon ’05, Matthew A.J. Duchene ’05, Michael G. Mehringer ’05, Michael E. Alwan ’04, Jason R. Schwerdt ’05, Lauren M. Guggina ’07, Jonathan G. Hart ’05, Kyle J. Danforth ’05, James D. Larson ’05, William B. Elliott Jr. ’07 and Michael S. Mioduski ’05. Attending but not pictured was Kyle Tweedy Davis ’84.


Class Notes in Indianapolis. (See photo, next page.) Amanda B. Stafford and Daniel M. Lewallen were married Oct. 10, 2009, in Indianapolis. (See photo, next page.)

2007

Jessica A. Beeson ’06 and John Tocco wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Jonathan C. Coffin ’06, Michael S. Stanek ’06, Katherine A. Billman ’06, Emily M. Steele ’06, John C. Stephens ’06, Whitney M. Long ’06, Robert A. Blau ’06, Joel R. Duckworth ’06, Moira K. Vahey ’08, Kathleen A. Gutting ’06, Adam J. Devlin ’05, Claire S. Sorenson ’06 and William M. James ’06.

Tanner J. Coulter ’05 and Erin E. Dodd ’06 wedding party. DePauw alumni and friends attending the wedding include S. Page Cotton ’71 (professor of kinesiology and the Theodore Katula Director of Athletics at DePauw), Rex A. Call (director of sports medicine and associate professor of kinesiology at DePauw), Ryan M. Sipe ’05, Christopher H. Thiele ’06, Anthony M. Williams ’05, Bret M. Govert ’05, Matthew J. Kleymeyer ’04, Brian S. Gooch ’06, Christine T. Pavlovich ’06, Elizabeth M. Thiele ’08, Blair A. Loftspring ’06, Michelle E. Weber ’09, Mark J. Farmer ’05, Ryan G. Dodd ’10 (usher), Bryce A. Skeeters ’04, Emily Johnson Skeeters ’06, R. Page Cotton ’05 (groomsman), Chad A. Call ’06 (groomsman), Jonathan D. Salisbury ’05 (groomsman), Troy L. Wyss ’05 (groomsman), Mark A. Prosser ’05, John A. Wallace ’04, Kyle T. Clemens ’05, Kristen Thrine Clemens ’05, Alexander B. Penning ’06, Allison A. Baccich ’07, Narda Greising Cotton ’72, Debra Alcorn Hutchens ’73, Kye T. Hawkins ’06, Natalie Shaffer Govert ’05, Kenneth M. Cochran ’03, Joy A. Collins ’09, Lisa H. Chambers ’06, Andrea Speller Kleymeyer ’06, Nicole R. Pence ’06, Andrew W. Breck ’06 (usher), N. Evan Shook ’05 (groomsman), Danielle Courier Prosser ’05, John R. Laughlin ’05 (groomsman), Andrew R. Bagley ’04, Peter J. Lazaroff ’07, Christopher K. Kessler ’03, Andrew P. Johnson ’07, Patrick J. Mitchell ’06 (captain of the ushers), Janet “Jess” Blandford Lukens ’06 (bridesmaid), Mary J. Musca ’06, Janis E. Steck ’06 (bridesmaid), Julie O. Fries ’06 (bridesmaid), Lindsay Weber Gotwald ’06 (maid of honor), Jennifer Fedchak Call ’06 (bridesmaid), Natalie L. Dressel ’06 (bridesmaid), Lowell M. Huffman ’06, C. Landis Cullen ’06, Marc D. Pfleging ’03, Andrew E. Breeden ’05, D. Curran Clark Jr. ’06, Michael J. Seay ’05, Rebecca J. Gaines ’07, Whitney M. Long ’06, Claire Sorenson Devlin ’06, Graham A. Lukens ’06 (usher), David A. Storms ’04, Mark R. Alson ’05, Kiel A. Bowen ’05, Melissa Walpole Mattingly ’07, Alexander B. Martin ’07, Matthew J. Deahl ’06, Dylan C. Allread ’07 and John C. Stephens ’06.

Kendell C. Crager and Christopher B. Lett ’04 were married July 18, 2009, in Greencastle, Ind. (See photo, page 47.) Bryan J. Dobrik is director of a short film, Robert Shaw, which was shown at the Orlando Film Festival. The film stars Brendan P. Berigan ’07 and the score was composed by Benjamin H. Moy ’10. The film was accepted into six additional upcoming festivals and can be viewed at IMDB.com. Danielle M. Dravet and Kyle P. McGrath ’05 were married Oct. 10, 2009. (See photo, page 51.) Brittany E. Durr and Kevin “Drew” Beck ’08 were married Sept. 12, 2009, in Zionsville, Ind. (See photo, page 51.) Michael S. Morris Jr. won four awards in recognition of his work for Indiana’s Jasper Herald, Dec. 5, 2009, presented by the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. He now works for the Houston Chronicle.

Lauren E. Hendrix ’06 and James C. Vasquez wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Johanna L. Fickenscher ’06 (bridesmaid), Elizabeth A. Huffman ’06 (reader), Michael S. Spiegel ’06, Tiffany C. Carson ’06, Leslie N. Dillon ’06, Stephanie M. Yoder ’06, Jeana M. Wissing ’06, I. Katherine Cook ’06, Amanda Willingham Wyant ’07, Drew W. Wyant ’07, Abigail S. Laymon ’07, Elizabeth Ulrich Tremblay ’07, Benjamin R. Stallsworth ’06, Jared D. Mann ’06, Kate Evans Mann ’06, Daniel P. Bretscher ’06, and Ryan J. Fenstermaker ’05. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 49


Class Notes 2008 Kevin “Drew” Beck and Brittany E. Durr ’07 were married Sept. 12, 2009, in Zionsville, Ind. (See photo, next page.) Sarah J. Flick and Michael J. Bruce were married June 27, 2009, in West Chester, Ohio. (See photo, next page.) Kathryn W. Gobel joined the Peace Corps in Sept., 2008. She lives in the small village of Ranwas, which is located on Pentecost Island, a part of the Republic of Vanuatu. Katie has become fluent in the village’s languages and is teaching as well as developing grants and improvement programs. You can contact Katie at Peace Corps Volunteer, Ranwas Primary School, Ranwas Village, c/o Erica Santos, Peace Corps Volunteer, Pangi Village, South East Pentecost, South Pacific, Vanuatu. Michael P. Lindsey is a faculty member of the KM Music Conservatory in India. He is a percussionist. Michael teaches Western music theory and jazz history and he leads the percussion studio.

2009 Erin M. Donahue is a software engineer for Lockheed Martin in Boulder, Colo. Erin teaches workshops on robotics and served as a virtual mentor to a team preparing for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, an international technology youth challenge. Laura A. Frigo is interning at the Education USA office in Mexico City, promoting a United States higher education to citizens. As a DePauw student, Laura traveled to Mexico City during a Winter Term. Richard J. Reynolds III was a recipient of The Wall Street Journal 2009 Student Achievement Award.

Andrea K. Speller ’06 and Matthew J. Kleymeyer ’04 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Kyle L. Allen ’04, Megan L. Bevington ’03, Kodie K. Bonebrake ’04, Andrew E. Brandstatter ’07, Bess M. Browning ’07, Lauren I. Brummett ’06, Patrick D. Brunette ’04, Lisa H. Chambers ’06, Christopher B. Consolo ’05, Kathryn M. Deppe ’07, Kyle A. Dobbs ’09, Aaron L. Drake ’04, Natalie L. Dressel ’06, Darren E. Eblovi ’04, Arthur D. Fisher Jr. ’04, Allison E. Fisher ’07, Tara Bevington Fleck ’03, Ross B. Fleck ’04, Rebekah L. Gebhard ’06, John S. Gergely ’04, Kye T. Hawkins ’06, Ryan M. Heffernan ’06, Sara N. Hedrick ’06, Laura Strup Hillenburg ’06, John M. Hillenburg ’06, Anna Cooper Kendall ’02, Wesley S. Kendall ’01, Lya Kostroski Hurst ’05, Georgianne Siepka Mastison ’04, Melissa Walpole Mattingly ’07, Eric T. Mattingly ’06, Kelly J. Patterson ’04, Christine T. Pavlovich ’06, Nicole R. Pence ’06, Sarah L. Plymate ’06, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05, Amanda C. Royalty ’06, Steven J. Setchell ’96, Ashley E. Sewell ’06, Jonathan R. Taylor ’04, Wesley T. Thornhill ’04, Union M. Williams ’04 and Bradford T. Wochomurka ’04.

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Amanda B. Stafford ’06 and Daniel M. Lewallen ’06 wedding party. DePauw alumni and friends attending the wedding were Hannah F. Wieland ’07, Dane C. Wilson ’06, Chad M. Homan ’06, Gary R. Rom ’06, Abigail Troutman Rom ’06, Jaimes M. Waymouth ’06 (groomsman), Lisa Holtkamp Kreuzman ’05, Scott R. Kreuzman ’06, Dustin S. Hertel ’07, Michelle King Hertel ’07, N. Joseph DiSalvo ’06 (groomsman), Elizabeth G. Pollom ’06 (bridesmaid), Reid D. Murtaugh ’06, Craig A. Cunningham ’06, Jeffrey A. Hansen (associate professor of chemistry at DePauw) and Richard C. Martoglio (assistant professor of chemistry and director of Quantitative Reasoning Center). Wedding photo by Jessica Milano Limeberry ’06.


Class Notes Danielle M. Dravet ’07 and Kyle P. McGrath ’05 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Lee M. Sisler ’73, Robert A. Farrow II ’07, Loran A. Sandman ’07, Alexander B. Penning ’06, Christopher B. Consolo ’05, Matthew M. Ferrell ’05, Clayton T. Ludlow ’05, Matthew R. Kapfhammer ’05, William C. Riley ’05, Andrew D. Gagle ’05, Drew A Lohoff ’07, Matthew J. Ogle ’05, Anthony M. Williams ’05, Brittany R. Hizer ’04, Lee A. Brant ’06, Robert E. Quast ’85, Lindsay E. Tato ’05, Michelle L. Rhodes ’05, Katherine M. Murphy ’07, Sean M. Teska ’08, Jonathan C. Bostrom ’06, Mark R. Alson ’05, Ryan M. Sipe ’05, Robin E. Ebert ’05, Lauren J. Curosh ’07, Melissa Walpole Mattingly ’07, Eric T. Mattingly ’06, Allison A. Baccich ’07, Lesley R. Sisler ’07, Sarah K. Gagle ’07, Brett A. McGrath ’08, Trent C. Waltz ’05, Maegan Rooke Waltz ’05, Jennifer E. Jessen ’07, Sarah K. Brucks ’07, Emily A. Waterman ’07, Ryan R. Pluth ’08, Gregory P. Dahman ’08, Bryan D. Cuculich ’05, Christopher C.D. Sprehe ’07, Michael P. Triplett ’06, Jennifer Miller Triplett ’05 and Amy C. Miller ’08.

Brittany E. Durr ’07 and Kevin “Drew” Beck ’08 wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Danielle R. Brueck ’07 (bridesmaid), Erin L. Weaver ’07 (bridesmaid), Andrew M. Bever ’08 (groomsman), Kraig A. Kirchner ’07 (usher), Ross A. McEntarfer ’07 (usher), Christine L. Heumann ’07, Kyra Reed Tipton ’07, Susan M. Cordes ’07, Mary Beth Robinson Riley ’07, Grace A. Noppert ’08, Mark C. Abdon ’08, Siobhan M. Lau ’09, Charles X. Yang ’08, Natalie L. Ciambrone ’09, Erin E. Ketchem ’10, Amy R. McDonald ’08, Alexandra A. Keihner ’08, Katherine N. Birge ’08, Kendal R. Gulbrandsen ’08, Gillian S. Lackey ’08, Donald L. Person Jr. ’07 and Cynthia L. Stoffel ’07.

Sarah J. Flick ’08 and Michael J. Bruce wedding party. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Chad M. Byers ’08, Hannah E. Marston ’08 (co-maid of honor), Lauren M. Wiehl ’08 (bridesmaid), Michael J. Cowden ’08, Lauren T. Huff ’08, Tara E. Langvardt ’08, Paige E. Stallings ’08, Elle K. Cordes ’08 (comaid of honor), Ernesto A. Perez ’08, Rachel M. Gill ’09, Lauren J. Rees ’09, Kimberly D. Hamer ’08, Chelsy K. Patterson ’09, Abigail L. Currens ’08, Audrey R. Porter ’09, Carolyn A. Bartlett ’09, Brittney K. Nondorf ’08, Sarah J. Drew ’08, Sarah A. Baker ’08, Jason M. Loreaux ’08, Morgan L. Price ’08, Gwen M. Haehl ’08, Anne V. Mail ’10, Ellen C. Mail ’10, Jillian N. Barr ’08, Gretchen J. Haehl ’08, Alison M. Andrews ’08 and Ali C. Murtaugh ’08.

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Class Notes Obituaries Betty Shrock Beck ’27, Aug. 8, 2009, in Prescott Valley, Ariz., at the age of 102. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was an instructor, professor and author. She was a founding faculty member of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, where she taught for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband. John E. Edwards ’32, Jan. 7, 2010, of Salt Lake City, at the age of 99. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was an investment manager for Prudential Insurance Company of America and, later, a trust manager with Walker Bank. He was preceded in death by his wife. Anna Grau Kaser ’32, Oct. 16, 2009, in Goshen, Ind., at the age of 98. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She retired as a music and art teacher from Indianapolis Public Schools after 25 years of teaching. She was preceded in death by her husband. Francis W. Pritchard ’33, Sept. 29, 2009, in La Jolla, Calif., at the age of 97. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a Presbyterian minister and served churches in Texas, Tennessee and Iowa. He was preceded in death by his first and second wife. His survivors include his wife. Eugene Gelbaugh ’34, Oct. 19, 2009, of Largo, Fla., at the age of 97. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a retired accountant from the finance department for the City of Springfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife. Winifred Medcalf Happel ’34, Oct. 31, 2009, in Palm City, Fla., at the age of 96. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Happel ’33, and son, Raymond T. Happel ’70. Her survivors include a sister, Dorothy Medcalf Denning ’34, and daughter, Barbara Happel Reynolds ’62. Natalie Walters Nelson ’34, Nov. 3, 2009, of Mishawaka, Ind., at the age of 96. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a retired teacher in the South Bend (Ind.) Obituaries in DePauw Magazine include name of the deceased, class year, fraternity/sorority/living unit, occupation and DePauw-related activities and relatives. When reporting deaths, please include as much information as possible. Newspaper obituaries are very helpful. Information should be sent to Alumni Records, DePauw University, Charter House, 300 E. Seminary Street, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You may also FAX us the information at 765-658-4172 or e-mail to jenniferhassler@depauw.edu. Obituaries in DePauw Magazine do not include memorial gifts. 52 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

schools. She was preceded in death by her husband and brother, Leon T. Walters ’40. Elizabeth Erdman Taylor ’35, July 16, 2009, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., at the age of 95. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip D. Taylor ’35. Her survivors include a daughter, Carol Taylor Neudorfer ’66. Joe H. Petty ’36, Feb. 12, 2010, in Terre Haute, Ind., at the age of 94. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He worked for the Indiana Employment Security Division for nearly 48 years, including more than 40 years as manager of the sixcounty area office in Terre Haute, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife. Elinor Turner Platt ’36, Oct. 5, 2009, of Denver, at the age of 94. She was an English and Latin teacher from 1943 until retirement in 1976. She was preceded in death by her husband. Patricia Atcherson Neller ’37, Sept. 1, 2009, of Coronado, Calif., at the age of 92. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband. Marguerite Daniels Armstrong ’37, Feb. 14, 2010, of Norwich, Conn., at the age of 94. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a retired social worker. She worked for the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut and served as director of the Department of Family and Children Services. Later, she was an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She was preceded in death by her husband. Marjorie Dausses Wichlei ’37, Dec. 19, 2009, of Madison, Wis., at the age of 95. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband. Mary Robison DuVall ’37, Dec. 17, 2009, of Buxton, Maine, at the age of 94. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Margaret Yoder Keys ’37, Sept. 29, 2009, of Waterford, Mich., at the age of 93. She taught at Gallaudet College and Brooklyn Polytechnic College. She was preceded in death by her brother, Marion H. Yoder ’33. Her survivors include two sisters, M. Anne Yoder Bowden ’48 and Susan Yoder Jackson ’64. Alice Edelmaier Taglauer ’38, Nov. 11, 2009, of Longwood, Fla., at the age of 92. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was director of Winter Park (Fla.) United Methodist Church kindergarten for 11 years, education director of Community Coordinated Child Care of Central Florida for 20 years, and was an adjunct instructor in early childhood education for Rollins College Graduate School. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Esther

Edelmaier Trautwein ’30. Her survivors include two daughters, Joyce Taglauer Green ’75 and Gretchen Taglauer Krivoshia ’78; granddaughter, Lauren M. Krivoshia ’07; and son-in-law, Judson C. Green ’74. June Konecy Bruce ’38, Oct. 7, 2008, of Sterling, Ill., at the age of 91. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace M. Bruce ’38. Jonathan P. Lancaster ’38, Oct. 15, 2009, of Austin, Texas, at the age of 92. He taught school for nearly 20 years and, later, sold school supplies until his retirement in 1981. His survivors include his wife. Virginia Neal Spannuth ’38, Nov. 25, 2009, of Loganville, Ga., at the age of 92. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She taught in the Indiana schools of Noblesville, Frankton and Madison Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Elizabeth Neal Owen ’37. Robert B. Rinehart ’38, April 11, 2009, of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 93. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He retired in 1984 as president and chairman of the board from Dreibelbiss Abstract & Title Company after 38 years of service. His survivors include his wife. John A. Spaulding ’38, Aug. 29, 2009, of Sun City West, Ariz., at the age of 93. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a finance officer with the Railroad Retirement Board in the Chicago area. He was preceded in death by his wife. George D. Casgrain ’39, May 18, 2009, of Victorville, Calif., at the age of 93. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He retired as director of purchasing for Henry Pratt Corporation in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wife and sister, Carol M. Casgrain ’38. Elaine Morrison Porter ’39, Oct. 5, 2009, of Bend, Ore., at the age of 92. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a homemaker and, later, a nurse in the intensive care unit at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital. Her survivors include her husband. Jeanne Pauley Wiig ’39, May 16, 2008, of Honolulu, at the age of 90. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a visual design teacher for 26 years at the University of Hawaii and a design consultant. She was preceded in death by her husband. Sarah Pope Overman ’39, Dec. 8, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 94. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was instructor of nursing at Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and University of Tennessee School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Overman ’39, and two brothers, Loren B. Pope ’33 and Seth A. Pope ’36. Her survivors include a granddaughter, Angela Chapman Sanders ’92.


Class Notes Martha Whitcomb Forster ’39, Oct. 12, 2008, of Traverse City, Mich., at the age of 91. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. John I. Church ’40, Jan 22, 2010, in Springfield, Va., at the age of 90. He worked for the CIA from 1957-72. He was preceded in death by his first wife. His survivors include his second wife. Dixon P. Downey ’40, Jan. 25, 2010, in Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 91. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was founder of Franklin Plastics in Pennsylvania and held several patents. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Place Downey Class of 1913; his wife; brothers Daniel G. Downey ’45 and Russell Downey Jr. ’43; and aunt, Edna M. Place Class of 1905. Jane A. Ellis ’40, Feb. 24, 2008, of St. Louis, at the age of 89. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She retired as an advertising and liaison manager for Christian Board of Publications in St. Louis. Dr. G. Tyson Carpenter ’41, Feb. 5, 2010, of St. Joseph, Mo., at the age of 90. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Rector Scholar. He was a physician specializing in internal medicine. He retired in 1995 after almost 50 years of practice. His survivors include his wife. Annamargaret Chapman Clutter ’41, Feb. 19, 2010, in Evansville, Ind., at the age of 89. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond O. Clutter ’39, and son, David R. Clutter ’67. Her survivors include a daughter, Carol Clutter Gormley ’72. George R. Gilkey ’41, Feb. 9, 2010, in La Crosse, Wis., at the age of 91. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was an emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his first and his second wife. His survivors include a brother, Leslie L. Gilkey ’37; nephew, Thomas G. Gilkey ’65; and niece-in-law, Mary Alexander Gilkey ’65. F. Richard Schnackenberg ’41, Sept. 23, 2009, of Las Vegas, Nev., at the age of 89. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, He was an instructor executive, director and president of Uniscope. His survivors include his wife. Paul C. Souder ’41, Nov. 29, 2009, of Lansing, Mich., at the age of 88. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was inducted into DePauw’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. He began his career with Michigan National

Bank in 1946, was elected president in 1972 and retired as chairman of the board in 1985. After retirement, he served as director of Auto Owners Insurance Company and 22 other corporations. He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey C. Souder ’22, and brother, Philip E. Souder ’50. His survivors include his wife, Doris Elliott Souder ’43. Donald E. Stullken ’41, Dec. 13, 2009, of Pensacola, Fla., at the age of 89. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a retired scientist form NASA Johnson Space Center. He received an Alumni Citation from DePauw in 1966 and was the Old Gold Goblet recipient in 1971. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward H. Stullken Jr. ’68, and sister, Mary Stullken Lee ’44. His survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Russell Stullken ’42; sister, Ruth Stullken Witner ’51; and son, Russell E. Stullken ’67. Jean Zion Andreae ’41, Jan. 23, 2010, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., at the age of 89. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Margaret A. Voirol ’42, Oct. 8, 2009, in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 89. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was a teacher for 41 years, including 38 years teaching vocal music for Warsaw (Ind.) Community Schools. Janet Barr Trovillion ’43, Nov. 14, 2009, of LaGrange Park, Ill., at the age of 88. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband; daughter, Megan Trovillion Heller ’72; and son-in-law, Eric R. Heller ’72. Carroll D. Harrod ’43, Feb. 1, 2010, in Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 88. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was employed with General Motors Company’s Oldsmobile division as national owner relations manager, and he later served as the Chicago zone business management manager. After retirement from General Motors, he worked in real estate. He was preceded in death by his first wife and brother, Gordon R. Harrod ’36. His survivors include his wife. Annette Pavey deLorenzi Whatley ’43, Oct. 9, 2009, in Dunedin, Fla., at the age of 89. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a homemaker. John C. Siegesmund Jr. ’43, Sept. 1, 2009, of Littleton, Colo., at the age of 87. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. He served on DePauw’s Board of Trustees from 1974-78. He was a retired attorney. His survivors include his wife. Robert F. Slutz Jr. ’43, Dec. 20, 2009, in Manassas, Va. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a retired commissioned foreign service officer with the

United States Department of State, serving for more than 25 years. His survivors include his wife, Rose Vierling Slutz ’43. Robert R. Brillhart ’44, Oct. 31, 2009, of Lafayette, La., at the age of 87. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a geologist in the oil business from 1947 until his retirement in 2001. His survivors include his wife. Jean Gilchrist Hobe ’44, Dec. 29, 2009, in Fort Atkinson, Wis., at the age of 86. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick B. Hobe ’44. Her survivors include a son, Matthew G. von Hobe ’78. Eleanor McIndoo Couch ’44, Nov. 21, 2009, in Greensburg, Ind., at the age of 86. She was a French, Spanish and English teacher at North Decatur (Ind.) High School for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband. Her survivors include a son, Thomas R. Couch V ’83. Donald L. Galbraith ’44, Nov. 19, 2009, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the age of 87. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942-64, retiring as major. Later, he became director of Aerospace Corporation, retiring in 1989, following 25 years of service. His survivors include his wife. Marjorie Inwood Mondecar ’44, Oct. 18, 2009, of Atlanta, at the age of 87, from complications following a stroke. She was a retired Atlanta public school art teacher. Howard A. Silsdorf ’44, Oct. 26, 2009, of Lincolnshire, Ill., at the age of 87, He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He worked in advertising and sales. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ostrand Silsdorf ’45. His survivors include a daughter, Nancy Silsdorf Harbottle ’67. Virginia Spencer Abbott ’44, Feb. 25, 2009, in Auburn, Calif., at the age of 87. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a retired medical laboratory technician from Auburn Faith Hospital as well as a retired real estate broker. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert S. Spencer ’44. Harriett Deturk Nutter ’45, Jan. 15, 2010, of Martinsville, Ind., at the age of 86. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was an interior designer for more than 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Nutter ’44. Nancy Jackson McNamara ’45, Feb. 2, 2010, in Munising, Mich., at the age of 86. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Gordon D. Nelson ’45, Feb. 12, 2010, in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 86. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was an account executive with Merrill Lynch from 1950 until his retirement in 1983. His survivors include his wife. Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 53


Class Notes Dr. William C. North ’45, Jan. 7, 2010, in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 84, from complications of a stroke. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a physician and educator. From 1950-59 he taught at Northwestern Medical School, and from 195965 he taught pharmacology and anesthesiology at Duke University Medical School in Durham, N.C. From 1965-93 he taught at the University of Tennessee, retiring as an emeritus professor. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene Boss North ’46. His survivors include his wife and son, William T. North ’72. Betty Miller Stoltz ’46, Dec. 12, 2009, of Coral Gables, Fla., at the age of 85. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a homemaker and a church organist. Her survivors include her husband. Stewart Neff ’46, Dec. 6, 2009, in Marion, Ind., at the age of 85. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was employed by Durham Manufacturing Company as a sales executive, retiring after 12 years of service. His survivors include his wife. Wayne R. Crozier ’47, Jan. 12, 2010, of Napa, Calif., at the age of 85. He was a retired captain from the United States Navy. His survivors include his wife. James R. Mathias ’47, Nov. 28, 2009, of Yorkville, Calif. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He retired as a school superintendent after 30 years of service. Following retirement, he was a real estate broker for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his wife. Carol Sears Hess ’47, Jan. 29, 2010, in Des Plaines, Ill., at the age of 84. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Jean Young Eyrich ’47, April 15, 2009, of Cincinnati, at the age of 83. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Skillen Young ’20, and husband, Albert H. Eyrich Jr. ’47. Dale R. Detlefs ’48, Nov. 14, 2009, in Charlotte, N.C., at the age of 82. He worked for a business and estate tax consulting firm and for Prentice-Hall Publishing and Bendix Aviation in Davenport, Iowa. Later, he was employee relations manager for American Air Filter in Louisville, Ky., and also taught human resources classes at the University of Louisville. His survivors include his wife; son, Paul S. Detlefs ’77; and daughter-in-law, Katie Cassidy Detlefs ’81. Phyllis Lewis Gardner ’48, Jan. 22, 2010, of Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 83. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She hosted a radio show in Connersville, Ind., and later worked in radio in Dayton for 10 years. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl B. Gardner Jr. ’48. 54 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

Edward D. Porter III ’48, Sept. 5, 2009, of Indianapolis, at the age of 84. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a pharmaceutical sales representative for GlaxoSmithKline for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. His survivors include his wife, Marian Osborn Porter ’47. Eustace K. Shaw ’48, Nov. 6, 2009, in Newton, Iowa, at the age of 84. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was editor and publisher of Shaw Newspapers as well as chairman of the board from 1993 until his retirement in 2003. His survivors include his wife. Robert E. Allard ’49, Feb. 6, 2008, of Waianae, Hawaii, at the age of 81. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a retired United States Navy commander, and later, retired from Harbor Airline in Oak Harbor, Wash., as an aviator. His survivors include his wife. Stephen A. Bryant ’49, Jan. 18, 2010, in Fremont, Mich., at the age of 85. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He retired as chief attorney for Amway Corporation. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold W. Bryant Class of 1910; mother, Mary Harrison Bryant Class of 1910; second wife, Kate Idema Bryant ’41; brother, Harold W. Bryant Jr. ’49; and brother, John H. Bryant ’35. His survivors include his wife and nephew, John H. Bryant Jr. ’68. James F. Burleigh ’49, Jan. 10, 2010, of Golden, Colo., at the age of 85. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a retired sales manager for Sheaffer Pen Company. His survivors include his wife, Janet Swaim Burleigh ’48; son, Timothy S. Burleigh ’73; daughter-in-law, Susan Henderson Burleigh ’73; daughter, Kathryn Burleigh Denny ’75; and son-in-law, Gordon B. Denny ’76. Elmer E. Callaway ’49, Nov. 15, 2009, in Venice, Fla., at the age of 86. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a high school football, basketball, wrestling and golf coach and biology teacher in Onarga and Sherrard, Ill.; in Greencastle, Ind.; and in Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his first and second wives. His survivors include a son, Rex Callaway ’73. Louis W. Des Prez III ’49, Jan. 2, 2009, of Cloverdale, Calif., at the age of 83. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a retired manager of McGraw Hill Information System in Seattle. Alfred D. Dixon ’49, Feb. 16, 2010, in Lenexa, Kan., from a heart attack. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was employed by the Aero Drapery Company for 30 years, including managing the Kansas City division. His survivors include his wife, Sara Calvert Dixon ’49. Paula Karr Wampler ’49, Aug., 29, 2009, in Park City, Utah. She worked in

radio broadcasting in Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband. Doris Leirer Kett ’49, Jan. 25, 2010, in Logansport, Ind., at the age of 83. She retired from the personnel department at Sears Roebuck & Company in Gary, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband. James W. Armstrong ’50, Jan. 27, 2010, in Byron, Ill., at the age of 85. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He retired as purchasing agent in the international division of Rockford Products after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Weingartner Armstrong ’49. G. Richard Danielson ’50, Nov. 29, 2009, of Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 82. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He retired from IBM Corporation after 32 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry E. Danielson Jr. ’44. His survivors include his wife, Phyllis Nelson Danielson ’52, and daughter, Mary Danielson Foxwell ’78. Mabel Hines Hood ’50, Dec. 5, 2009, of Charleston, W.Va., at the age of 81. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a social worker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Joan Barnes Nicholson ’51, Sept. 3, 2009, of Indianapolis, at the age of 80. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She taught anthropology at IUPUI, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Freda Arthur Barnes ’21. John J. Oster ’51, April 19, 2009, in Weston, Wis., at the age of 80. He taught political science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1962-92. His survivors include his wife. Josephine Scribner Wilson ’51, Oct. 25, 2009, of Barrington, Ill., at the age of 80. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Eugene V. Smith ’51, July 9, 2009, in Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 79. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a professor of sociology at Indiana State University from 1967-1997. His survivors include his wife, and sister, Jessie Smith Carpenter ’47. Dr. Paul C. Vietzke ’51, Dec. 12, 2009, in Oakland, Calif., at the age of 79. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a retired internist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul C. F. Vietzke ’26, and his mother, Alice Maunder Vietzke ’28. His survivors include a brother, Wesley M. Vietzke ’59; sisters, Joyce Vietzke Allen ’53 and Kathleen Vietzke Evans ’61; brother-in-law, Melvin L. Allen ’53; and two nieces, Pamela Allen Diliberto ’77 and Emily E. Evans ’98.


Class Notes Marilyn Earle Thrall ’52, Dec. 22, 2009, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 79, from cancer. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was a retired librarian. Her survivors include her husband. Marvin E. Gavin ’52, Aug. 20, 2009, of Chicago, at the age of 79. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a former member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors. He was a retired Cook County (Ill.) judge. Howard L. Zarse ’52, Oct. 26, 2009, of Chalmers, Ind., at the age of 85. He worked for a public accounting firm in Chicago and, later, was head accountant for the University of Chicago, retiring in 1978. He was preceded in death by his first and second wives. His survivors include his wife. Max E. Coats ’53, Jan. 27, 2010, in Sturgis, Mich., at the age of 78. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a store manager for JCPenney for 37 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy McGrew Coats ’53. His survivors include a brother, Sidney O. Coats, ’56 and sister-in-law, Adrianne Nail Coats ’56. Walter M. Hertel Jr. ’53, Dec. 24, 2009, of Marco Island, Fla., at the age of 78. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He retired as a regional sales manager for Olin Matheson after 43 years of service. His survivors include his wife. Phyllis Pierce Finfgeld ’53, Feb. 1, 2010, in Peoria, Ill., at the age of 79, following heart surgery. She was director of religious education at First Methodist Church in Streator, Ill., gave private piano lessons and judged vocal music contests. Later, she taught vocal music and first grade at Henry (Ill.) grade school for 25 years. Her survivors include her husband, Richard K. Finfgeld ’53. Dr. Robert D. Tolbert ’54, Jan. 4, 2010, of Tampa, Fla., at the age of 77. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a physician. He was part owner and founder of Professional Medical Services of Tampa, retiring in 1987. His survivors include his wife. Suzanne Axt Reininga ’55, Nov. 17, 2009, in Oak Brook, Ill., at the age of 76, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was retired chair of the French department at Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Ill. Later, she was a homemaker. Her survivors include her husband. Peter M. Dawson ’55, Jan. 28, 2010, of Birmingham, Mich., at the age of 77. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was an automotive engineer and worked for Chrysler, Ford and Car Skates. His survivors include his wife, Julia Whitney Dawson ’58. Richard H. Burgess ’56, Aug. 15, 2008, Sycamore, Ill., at the age of 74, following a lengthy illness. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He retired as

compliance officer from the Terra Financial Companies, Ltd., in Oak Brook, Ill., in 1999. His survivors include his wife. Dorothy Dale Gough ’56, Nov. 9, 2009, of Lexington, Ky., at the age of 75. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a lab technician for St. Joseph Hospital as well as the University of Kentucky Hospital. Her survivors include her husband and brother, Charles H. Dale ’50. May Gilbert Edmunds ’56, Feb. 25, 2009, in Kirkwood, Mo., at the age of 74, from cancer. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a school teacher, lab technician and homemaker. Her survivors include her husband, Robert W. Edmunds ’55, and sister, Anne Gilbert Fox ’62. Janet Parker Farnsworth ’56, Sept. 27, 2009, of Hot Springs, Ark., at the age of 74. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. Her survivors include her husband and sister, Susan Parker Jones ’63. Milton E. Pharr ’56, Nov. 4, 2009, in Williamstown, Mass., at the age of 75. He was a member of Men’s Hall Association. He was a Rector Scholar. He retired as manager of the Social Security Administration office in Pittsfield, Mass. His survivors include his wife. Dr. Robert H. Winemiller ’56, Oct. 14, 2009, of Rochester, Minn., at the age of 74. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a physician specializing in nephrology at Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic from 1968 until his retirement in 1993. His survivors include his wife, Norma Hawkinson Winemiller ’56. Sandra Edmonds Cole ’58, Oct. 13, 2009, of Stono Ferry, S.C., at the age of 72. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was director of the largest figure skating school in the greater Chicago area for 20 years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nanette Edmonds North ’56. Her survivors include her husband; nephew, Richard W. North ’87; and niece-in-law, Leslie Alexander North ’87. Dr. Jay S. Reese ’58, Nov. 3, 2009, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., at the age of 72, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a physician in family practice. His survivors include his wife. Donald C. Snyder ’59, Dec. 29, 2009, of Hartwell, Ga., at the age of 72. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was retired managing editor for the American Ceramic Society. His survivors include his wife, Kathleen Lewis Snyder ’61. Robert A. Nagy ’60, Nov. 12, 2008, of Las Vegas, Nev., at the age of 70. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was an attorney in private practice in Elyria, Ohio. His survivors include his wife. Amada “Amy” Santos-Ocampo de

Francesco ’60, Dec. 20. 2009, in San Jose, Calif., at the age of 84. She was a pianist and composer as well as a music specialist at Pennsylvania State University. She was preceded in death by her husband. Charles H. Boyd ’61, April 13, 2009, of Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 69. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was technical writer for Universal Navigation Corporation, and later producer for Sharp As A Sword Productions, Inc. His survivors include a brother, James H. Boyd ’58. Karl D. Briner ’61, Oct. 4, 2009, of Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 70. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He taught English at Wartburg College for 10 years. Later, he was an attorney, a district court judge and taught law at several area colleges. His survivors include his wife. Nancy L. Peterson ’61, July 3, 2009, of Albany, Calif., at the age of 69. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was an equal employment opportunity manager for the federal government. She was a volunteer for international organizations and women’s affairs. William H. Bull ’62, Dec. 23, 2009, in Lexington, Ky., at the age of 69. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He worked in publishing, broadcasting, advertising, government and education and was a writer. His survivors include his wife. Katherine Sauer Needham ’63, Sept. 13, 2009, of St. Cloud, Minn., at the age of 68. She worked at St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center, Social Security Administration Office and State Services for the Blind and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Richard S. Ewing ’64, Feb. 17, 2010, of Indianapolis, at the age of 67. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a lawyer. His survivors include his wife. Jane Smith Hughes ’65, Dec. 23, 2009, in Muncie, Ind., at the age of 66. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She taught at Washington Township schools in Indianapolis, Muncie Community schools and Ball State University Teacher’s College in Muncie, Ind. Her survivors include her husband. Gary L. Wood ’67, Feb. 1, 2010, in Hines, Ill., at the age of 64. He was owner of Crum Letter Service in Elmhurst, Ill., from 1976-90. His survivors include his wife. William P. Pell ’68, Jan. 3, 2010, of Wilmington, Del., at the age of 64. He was a lawyer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Pence Pell ’35, and his grandfather, Raymond W. Pence, DePauw professor of English from 1916-52. His survivors include his sister, Robin Pell McDaniel ’60; brother, Richard W. Pell ’63; and nieces, Robin Harvey Gentry ’82 and Katherine Pell Daniello ’93. James C. Welch ’69, Oct. 16, 2009, of Grand Rapids, Mich., at the age of 62, from Spring 2010 I DePauw Magazine 55


Class Notes leukemia. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He retired as president of Vecta, a division of Steelcase. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kate Idema Welch Bryant ’41. His survivors include his wife. Steven W. Surbaugh ’71, Feb. 1, 2010, of Atlanta, at the age of 60, from a heart attack. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was partner-in-charge of the real estate and financial services and the not-for-profit audit practices for Arthur Andersen LLP in Atlanta, for 30 years. His survivors include his wife. Jean Miller Reed ’72, July 31, 2009, of Plainfield, Ind., at the age of 59. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She taught third grade for 17 years at Saint Susanna Catholic Church in Plainfield, Ind. Her survivors include her husband; sister, Gail Miller Garrison ’73; niece, Jill E. Garrison ’02; nephew, Brian R. Garrison ’00; and niece-in-law, Candace Frates Garrison ’00. Benson C. Duff ’75, March 27, 2008, of Grand Blanc, Mich., at the age of 54, from cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a dentist and practiced in Genesse and Grand Blanc, Mich. Dr. Richard W. Schwartz ’75, Jan. 16, 2010, of Lexington, Ky., at the age of 57, of lung cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was a Rector Scholar. He was a lifetime member of the Washington C. DePauw Society. DePauw honored him with an Alumni Citation in 2000 and a Young Alumni Award in 1992. He was a former member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors. He was a gastrointestinal and hernia surgeon as well as an accomplished scientist writing more than 200 publications. He was a professor of surgery and Commonwealth Professor in Physician Leadership at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He was a visiting professor at more than 40 national and international medical centers. His survivors include his wife, Janet Crawford Schwartz ’75; daughter, Sarah Schwartz Woodworth ’02; and son-in-law, Michael N. Woodworth ’99. Rebecca Wrede Shook ’75, April 7, 2009, of Hinsdale, Ill., at the age of 56, from breast cancer. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Myrtle Turner Wrede ’66. Her survivors include her husband and an uncle, Roe W. Wrede ’65. Perry L. Ferrini ’79, Dec. 13, 2009, in Rochester, Minn., at the age of 52. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was employed for 21 years with Security Federal Bank in St. John, Ind., and Chicago. Later, he became a partner at Abbey Mortgage of Schererville, Ind. His survivors include his wife, Cynthia Lillard Ferrini ’79, and son, Patrick P. Ferrini ’06. Emily Lindstaedt Pollander ’83, Jan. 2, 2010, in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 48, from ovarian cancer. She was a member of Delta 56 DePauw Magazine I Spring 2010

Zeta sorority. She was a nurse practitioner. She was director of Healthy Babies Program at People’s Health Center in Indianapolis and, later, was a nurse practitioner at Women and Family Services in Defiance, Ohio. Her survivors include her husband. John M. Drake II ’10, Feb. 7, 2010, in Indianapolis, at the age of 22, from cancer. He was a senior at DePauw and a management fellow. His survivors include his parents.

Faculty

Elizabeth A. Christman, Feb. 3, 2010, in St. Louis, at the age of 96. She was an associate professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Notre Dame and member of the DePauw University faculty from 1969-76. She was author of Twenty Septembers: A Memoir of Teaching. Martha A. French, Oct. 28, 2009, of Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 85. She was a hospital dietitian at Miami Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and professor of home economics at DePauw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray French, retired professor of art at DePauw. Theodore “Ted” M. Katula Jr., Feb. 19, 2010, of Punta Gorda, Fla., at the age of 78, after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and a fatal sepsis infection. He served as a coach and administrator at DePauw for nearly 40 years. He came Theodore “Ted” Katula to DePauw in 1959 as head baseball coach and as an assistant football coach. He also coached wrestling and golf. In 1967 he became the director of student union activities and assistant dean of students. In 1978 he worked in alumni relations and student activities. In 1987 he was appointed director of athletics and men’s and women’s golf coach. He was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. DePauw established the Katula Fund for Athletics in 2005 and named its athletic directorship the Theodore M. Katula Director of Athletics. His survivors include his wife, Linda Martin Katula ’62 and daughter, Wendy Katula Fellmy ’84. (See photo, above.) William F. “Fred” Lamar Jr., Jan. 13, 2010, in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 76. He served as chaplain and professor of education at DePauw University for 23 years. Before coming to DePauw, he served parish ministries and as civilian chaplain in Alabama and, later, as Protestant chaplain at the University of Rolla for nine years. After retirement from DePauw,

he joined the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a pioneer in service basedlearning, starting the Winter Term in Service program at DePauw and William “Fred” Lamar leading over 2,000 DePauw students to serve in the Third World. He was honored in 2004 during DePauw’s Alumni Reunion Weekend, and in 1996, the Fred Lamar Endowment for Christian Outreach and Service was created. His survivors include his wife, Martha. (See photo, above.)

Friends of the University

Frances Buch, Jan. 19, 2010, of Hendersonville, N.C., at the age of 92. She was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. She was a pioneer of network television and the first female television director. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Buch ’36. Ann Craft, Feb. 2, 2010, of Dallas at the age of 77. She was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. Her survivors include her husband, Alan M. Craft ’50. Daniel H. Hagan, Jan. 20, 2010, of Fillmore, Ind., at the age of 55. He worked as a janitor at DePauw. His survivors include his wife. Ruth Lilly, Dec. 30, 2009, in Indianapolis, at the age of 94. She was a lifetime member of The Washington C. DePauw Society. She was a philanthropist and was a major donor in the fields of education, medicine and the arts. Caroline A. Murray, Sept. 30, 2009, of Coatesville, Ind., at the age of 75. She was a homemaker, legal secretary and worked at DePauw. She was preceded in death by her husband. Viola M. Parsons, Oct. 6, 2009, of Brazil, Ind., at the age of 81. She worked at DePauw for more than 17 years. Later, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Eminence (Ind.) School Corporation. She was preceded in death by her husband. Barbara R. Silander, April 21, 2009, of Greencastle, Ind., at the age of 84. She was a homemaker as well as community volunteer. She was a teacher in New Hampshire and, later, tutored homebound students. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Silander, professor emeritus of economics and management and vice president of academic affairs at DePauw.


Alumni Profile

Jeffrey Jones ’80 and wife, Suzann, create a legacy for new generations of DePauw students while preparing for retirement

From left: Jeffrey D. Jones ’80, wife Suzann and their children, Katie and DJ.

Deferred Payment Charitable Gift Annuities Jeffrey D. Jones ’80 learned the cold, hard facts about the steel industry while serving a Winter Term internship during his senior year at DePauw. It’s an experience he very much appreciates because it gave him a great start on his career. “My first job with Ryerson Steel [in Chicago] was the direct result of working my senior year January term at Ryerson’s parent company, Inland Steel. My internship sponsor was a aDePauw alumnus, Robert J. Darnall ’60, who is now retired chairman/CEO of Inland Steel Industries,” Jones said. “Despite what you might imagine, there is no place as cold as the floor of a steel mill in January,” he said. “Fortunately, this proved to be great preparation for the next 29 years of Minnesota winters.” Jones is now sales manager for McNeilus Steel Inc., in Dodge Center, Minn. At DePauw, Jones was a communication major and member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He waited tables at Pi Beta Phi sorority next door to the fraternity, participated in intramural sports and was a projectionist for the Union Building and Performing Arts Center. He noted that, in the pre-digital world, the projection booth was a good place to earn money while studying, until the projector bulb burned out or the film broke.

Jones thinks the DePauw campus has undergone many improvements, including the buildings that housed projection facilities and the ways in which information is displayed. “However, after nearly three decades of change and improvement, I can still sense the same timeless beauty of the Black and Gold thread that is woven into the fabric of campus life, which is a good thing – a great thing,” Jones said. Another thing that hasn’t changed is the need for scholarships that allow qualified students to receive an outstanding liberal arts education at DePauw. Recognizing this need, Jones and his wife, Suzann, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, have established Deferred Payment Charitable Gift Annuities with DePauw that will support scholarships for students in the future. His many family ties to the University also influenced their giving. Other family members who attended DePauw are Jeff’s parents, Donald and Sally Hotchkiss Jones, both Class of 1949; sisters, Judy Jones Kiedaisch ’73, Jill Jones Metcoff ’78 and Jamie Jones Cushing ’89; uncle and aunt, Vincent D. ’44 (dec.) and Marcia Dittgen Jones ’48; cousin, David M. Joncich ’ 67 and Marcy Jones Joncich ’68; brother-in-law, William J. Kiedaisch

Jr. ’72; and nephew, Peter G. Burgeson ’98. “Giving a gift annuity is creating a whole new legacy and enabling others to do the same in generations to come,” Jones said. He also is making the gifts in honor of his sister, Judy Jones Kiedaisch, who attended DePauw from 1969-72. Kiedaisch was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1982 and has battled the debilitating disease heroically ever since. Jeff Jones calls her a wonderful inspiration to him and his family. Jeff and Suzann are DePauw Loyalty Society members, who have stayed connected with DePauw classmates through visits to campus, class reunions and Monon Bell telecast parties. “My experiences at DePauw further enriched my development and values in terms of who and where I am today,” Jones said. “Most importantly, it provides perspective and the realization of just how blessed my family and I have been, and the charitable gift annuities are simply another great way to give back to DePauw.” Jones notes that, in addition to a charitable income tax deduction up front, Deferred Payment Charitable Gift Annuities will provide the couple with a guaranteed, future fixed payment during retirement years for him and his wife. “When we made our first annuity gift about 20 years ago, retirement was a long way off,” he said. “Three more annuities later, retirement is much closer and looks more affordable.” A charitable gift annuity is a simple gift and a great way to accomplish both income and philanthropic goals. In exchange for a gift to DePauw, annuitants will receive fixed income payments for life. And, since a charitable gift annuity is part investment and part gift, it can be an excellent option for donors who want to secure their own financial stability while ensuring a level of support for DePauw. This makes a charitable gift annuity a win-win situation. For more information about charitable gift annuities or other planned gifts, please call Melanie J. Norton, director of gift planning, at 765-658-4216 or 800-446-5298, or send her an e-mail at melanienorton@depauw.edu.


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Senior Lauren Reich posted the two best national finishes in DePauw women’s indoor track and field history as she finished second in the mile and fourth in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on the James A. Hollensteiner Track in DePauw’s Indoor Tennis and Track Center. DePauw played host to more than 450 Division III student-athletes from more than 120 colleges.

(Photo: Linda Striggo)

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Seeking its fifth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) President’s Trophy, DePauw increased its point lead following the completion of the 2009-10 winter sports season. DePauw picked up conference championships in men’s swimming and diving and women’s basketball to take a 60-point lead (540-480) over secondplace Centre College. The Tigers also finished second in women’s swimming and diving and men’s basketball.

Seniors John Cook and Steve Klabak, junior Josh Baugh and sophomore Johnny Montgomery represented DePauw at the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota and finished 13th in the nation. The 200yard freestyle relay finished second, and the 400 free relay was fifth, while the 800 free relay finished 10th. Individually, Cook was 10th in both the 100 and 200 free. All-America honors were awarded to athletes finishing in the top eight, while honorable mention allAmerica went to those finishing ninth through 16th.

The women’s basketball team, ranked 11th in the nation, made its seventh straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship and opened with a 79-46 win over Lakeland College. Defeated in the second round by eventual national runner-up Hope College, the Tigers finished the season with a 26-4 record. DePauw seniors Kristin Barrow, Danielle Boraz, Jenna Fernandez and Emily Marshall wrapped up their careers with a 107-17 record.

The men’s basketball team posted a 20-8 season record and took second place in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference after falling 60-56 to Centre College in the conference championship game. Junior Katie Massey and sophomore Catie Baker competed at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota. Baker was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, 10th in the 200 breaststroke and 13th in the 200 individual medley, while Massey was 15th in the 50 freestyle. All-America honors were awarded to athletes finishing in the top eight, while honorable mention all-America went to those finishing ninth through 16th. The Tigers were 32nd in the final team standings.

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